2010 was a year of contrasts. Many countries bounced back from recession while several others faced difficult economic and fiscal adjustments, which in some cases are still ongoing.

This book points to some key lessons that developing countries should draw from the crisis experience:  There is widespread awareness of a growing wedge between financial-sector growth and the real economy in many countries, which calls for a profound rethinking of past approaches to financial liberalization.  In the same way as the roles of business and the State need to be rebalance

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, presented a report titled "Agroecology and the right to food"  to the 16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 8 March 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The UNCTAD published "The Least Developed Countries Report 2010" which, among other issues, highlights the vulnerability of LDCs to climate impacts.

The Trade and Development Report 2010 focuses on the need to make employment creation a priority in economic policy. Unemployment is the most pressing social and economic problem of our time, not least because, especially in developing countries, it is closely related to poverty.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reports that transnational corporations (TNCs) are increasingly optimistic about the international investment environment and their own prospects for foreign direct investment (FDI) this year and beyond.

This UNCTAD report discusses the opportunities and threats for developing countries in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and considers how foreign investment and transnational corporations can be leveraged in supporting this process.

This report highlights a number of successes, while also assessing the human impact of lack of adequate progress on many of the millennium development goals. Shows that the goals are achievable when nationally owned development strategies and policies are supported by international development partners.

The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation refers to sustainable consumption and production (SCP), along with poverty eradication

The global crisis has exposed underlying structural imbalances built up over decades. Reorienting the macroeconomic structure in fairer, more balanced and inclusive channels of development will help sustain the recovery once fiscal stimulus policies have done their job.

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