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Economic Development

Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD’s Division for Africa
Economic Development

Fintech, other knowledge-intensive services could drive Africa’s prosperity, boost inclusion

Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD’s Division for Africa, discusses a newly released report that urges diversification of African economies
Farmers can better preserve their fruits and vegetables and receive prompt payments.

Boosting intra-African trade will power post-COVID-19 recovery and foster food security

International Trade Centre’s ‘One Trade Africa’ is helping African MSMEs leverage market opportunities
Spelled out with black pepper seeds on a flour with lentils and other food in the background.
Economic empowerment

Calling record profits from oil and gas amid global energy crisis “immoral”, UN Secretary-General urges support to most vulnerable, and transition to renewables

Latest recommendations from the UN Global Crisis Response Group call for windfall tax to fund fair policies and sustainable energy solutions
Ambassador Agnes Mary Chimbiri-Molande
Economic Development

Amid global crises, Africa has opportunities for innovative development financing

Agnes Chimbiri-Molande, Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations
African woman entrepreneur with digital payment device.
Economic Development

UNCTAD: Africa needs to rethink export diversification to survive economic shocks

The continent’s free trade area, a growing middle class, an emerging consumer market, increased access to financial services and technology, and dynamic private entrepreneurs can help diversify African economies.
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Economic Development

Africa gains as WTO delivers breakthrough deals

“Geneva Package” includes deals on fish, intellectual property rights waiver and food security
The 2022 SOFI report provides updates on the food security and nutrition situation around the world.
Sustainable development

Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021

The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report shows the world is moving backwards in efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.
Technician with solar panels.
Economic Development

Africa and the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Seizing the opportunity in the crisis

Invest now in green, inclusive and resilient economies for Africa to better weather the next crisis
Health Campaign