5th Annual UNCTAD-YSI Summer School
Challenges and Opportunities of a New International Economic Order
Aug 1–6, 2022
The 5th UNCTAD YSI Summer School provides an opportunity to explore the Challenges and Opportunities of a New International Economic Order. The school will bring together UNCTAD experts, academics, diplomats, and young scholars from across the globe for lively and stimulating intellectual debates.
Jun 10, 2022
Besides the crucial COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver, far more is at stake at this ministerial than is generally known.
Mar 30, 2022
Distinguished Public Lecture on “Making India a Prosperous and Happy Nation @100”, by Dr. Ajay Chhibber, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Institute for International Economic Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University on Tuesday, 22 March 2022.
Mar 17, 2022
Fragility and Resilience in Green Development in Africa: Intersections and Trade-offs
Mar 14, 2022
An overview of the current digital access landscape in Africa
Feb 24, 2022
Ajay Chhibber, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute of International Economic Policy, George Washington University, and India’s first Director General of Independent Evaluation with the status of Minister of State in 2013-14, discusses his co-authored book, Unshackling India, about what needs to happen for India’s economy to take off.
Nov 10, 2021
Governments and civil society organizations must work together with UNCTAD to provide developing countries the tools — and the transformed governance regimes — they need to “build back better” through these challenging and difficult times.
Aug 1–7, 2021
The 4th UNCTAD YSI Summer School celebrates the approach and legacy of UNCTAD’s annual Trade and Development Report (TDR). The school will bring together UNCTAD experts, academics, diplomats, and young scholars from across the globe for lively and stimulating intellectual debates.
Jun 5, 2021 | 02:00
The world won’t emerge from the pandemic until the pandemic is controlled everywhere, and this is a special concern because of the new mutations that are likely to arise where the disease is running its course. So too, the world won’t have a robust economic recovery until at least most of the world is on the course to prosperity. Global growth is far more muted now than then, and inward-looking policies in some of the nations where growth has been restored have resulted in an increase in their trade surplus, attenuating the global impact of their recovery.
Jun 4, 2021 | 10:30
Our world is full of fault lines—growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them stem from a common crisis in values.
May 11, 2021
An interview with young migrants living in Mali’s capital city of Bamako
Indian Development History and New Horizons for AsiaWebinar
With Montek S. Ahluwalia, A. Michael Spence. Chaired by Rob Johnson
Apr 1, 2021
The discussants will illuminate the findings and wisdom in Montek S. Ahluwalia’s book BackStage: The Story Behind India’s High Growth Years (2019) and then explore the challenges for the developing world and Asian geopolitics.
Paper: Structural Transformation, Economic Development and Industrialization in Post-Covid-19 Africa
Jan 14, 2021
While Africa’s “premature deindustrialization” appears to be the dominant global narrative, recent analysis of the data suggests that de-industrialization is not the common experience for the majority of African countries
Carlos Lopes: The COVID-19 Crisis Presents Major Opportunities for Africa’s Structural Transformation
Jan 6, 2021
In this interview, Camilla Toulmin and Folashadé Soulé speak with Carlos Lopes, Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town, Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London
Nov 6–15, 2020
What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?