The report blends a diagnostic assessment of the situation of Commodity Exchanges and WRS in 15 countries, drawn from across the African Continent, and builds on the learnings from it, a holistic strategy for support by the Bank and its partners to Africa’s comex and WRS sector through packages of policy, investment and capacity-building measure

This paper examines the transformation and diversification of the rural economy in Asia, focusing on the role and importance of the rural non-farm economy and employment in economic transformation and related diversification of employment and income opportunities for rural communities.

Energy consumption in Southeast Asia has doubled in just over two decades. With annual economic growth exceeding 4%, the region can expect energy demand to rise further in the years ahead.

In 2016, on an average 25 people died due to respiratory ailments were recorded every day, up from 16 deaths every day in 2013, shows data presented in the Delhi Statistical Handbook, 2017

Given Africa’s enormous endowment of vast uncultivated land, immense untapped water, and labour resources, such measures are expected to boost the production of labour and natural resource-intensive products. Among the commodities for which Africa seems to possess a clear comparative advantage, coffee is a principal one.

CO2 emissions and total global greenhouse gas emissions are reported for 2016, based on the latest update of the EDGAR v4.3.2 database, using statistics, where available, up to and including 2016.

An upturn in the global economy—now growing by about 3 per cent—paves the way to reorient policy towards longer-term issues such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2018.

Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs) are by 2030 set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies in their social and economic achievements, UNCTAD and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said in a report.

From the mid-2000s, a commodity boom underpinned a wave of land use investments in low- and middle-income countries.

Developments in the Rwandan economy as of the first half of 2017 have been mixed. On the upside, Rwanda's external imbalances have eased on account of improvements in global commodity prices, global and regional strengthening of growth recovery, and the external adjustment the government undertook in 2016.