World Investment Report 2008 analyses the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and has a special focus in 2008 on the role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in infrastructure development. Infrastructure - especially electricity, telecommunications, transport, and water - is important for all economies. It provides goods and services crucial for competitiveness.

The Trade and Development Report 2008, subtitled "Commodity Prices, Capital Flows and the Financing of Investment

This study aims to provide policymakers with an overview of biofuel certification schemes that are already in place or being developed, including: benefits and drawbacks of such schemes;

This paper aims to assist the international community in its efforts to curb the misappropriation of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge through IPRs. It outlines how an international legal regime may assist the enforcement of decisions made under national access and benefit-sharing regulations by providing for the recognition of such decisions in foreign jurisdictions.

This study is to understand the financial services sector with regard to low-income fisherfolk, especially, in a comparative analysis framework in the post tsunami context, with the following objectives: to understand the extent to which men and women in fisheries are excluded from the mainstream financial system; to identify their various needs for financial services across pre-harvest, harvest a

This paper examines some important causes and challenges of the global food crisis, from a developmental perspective. Possible responses to this crisis are discussed pertaining to trade, investment and agricultural policies and measures at the national, regional and international levels. UNCTAD's potential contribution in addressing the crisis is highlighted in this context.

This paper identifies best practices and lessons learned in countries around the world, regarding effective and efficient government policies and actions to promote production and export of organic agriculture products. The primary use of the report is as input to the CBTF project

This report examines the region's key short and medium-term prospects and challenges in macroeconomic and selected social areas, especially from the point of view of minimizing human suffering; be it from economic hardships or social instability. The Survey also explores critical long-term development issues relevant to all developing countries in the region.

This document is based on the national GHG inventories from Annex I Parties received by the secretariat by 21 September 2007. It shows the status of reporting of annual GHG inventories from Annex I Parties in 2007, and provides a summary of the latest available data on GHG emissions and removals from Annex I Parties for the period 1990

This note presents the latest available data on GHG emissions and removals from Annex I Parties for the period 1990

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