Curb capital flight to help fund COVID-19 response in Africa
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
How to beat the lack of data on illicit outflows draining Africa of capital and tax
Written by Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows
UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 says stopping illicit capital flight could almost cut in half the annual financing gap of $200 billion that the continent faces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
COVID-19 devastates Palestine’s shattered economy
Under occupation, the Palestinian National Authority lacks the policy space and economic tools to deal with the massive challenge posed by the pandemic.
Should digitally delivered products be exempted from customs duties?
Written by Rashmi Banga, UNCTAD Economist
Civil society calls for more honest narrative about benefits of trade
Representatives of non-governmental organizations told UNCTAD that stopping the anti-globalization tide required a new development narrative, and franker conversations about the risks of open borders