Development Research

We conduct research on frontier and emerging issues, as well as other economic challenges for countries in conflict and countries in special situations.  We produce policy-oriented research papers and host briefings and seminars responsive to the needs of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Member States. We produce the Frontier Technology Quarterly which delves deep into specific aspects of a new technology. The series identifies challenges and raises many questions – and answers a few – while motivating policy research in DESA and beyond. We contribute to the publication of the Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS), in collaboration with the Division for Social Inclusion and Development and other United Nations agencies, covering selected long-term development issues and policies, particularly those which cross-cut the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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