Insight

A strong evidence base is the backbone of our operations in communications, trade, investment and consultancy. We gain this knowledge from our own research, thought leaders, research institutions and other key sources of information. We stay abreast of developments in sustainability and industry innovation to keep our network members well informed.  Click on categories to see a full list of our thematic areas.

A  Primer on Blockchain Technology and its Potential for Financial Inclusion

A Primer on Blockchain Technology and its Potential for Financial Inclusion

Published: February 14, 2018
Ohnesorge, Jan. Discussion Paper 2/2018
 This survey of the 2016 replenishments of three multilateral development bank soft funds and of the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria shows that a significant re-set of the multilateral development finance system is taking place, with grant funding fr

This survey of the 2016 replenishments of three multilateral development bank soft funds and of the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria shows that a significant re-set of the multilateral development finance system is taking place, with grant funding fr

Published: October 26, 2017
This paper underlines the need for more consideration of these wider structural issues.
Investment Laws Navigator

Investment Laws Navigator

Published: October 19, 2017
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Working Paper:  Patterns of international capital flows and their implications for developing countries

Working Paper: Patterns of international capital flows and their implications for developing countries

Published: October 15, 2017
AUTHOR: Mika Nieminen
Exchanges with impact

Exchanges with impact

Published: September 29, 2017
Stock exchanges increasingly guiding markets on sustainability reporting.
UNEP FI Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance

UNEP FI Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance

Published: September 07, 2017
UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community

"Nigerian power sector knows what to do, needs to stand together and make it happen" says Future Energy Nigeria director

Published: September 05, 2017
Nigeria's energy elite to focus on restoring investor confidence
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Secret Life of Green Finance

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Secret Life of Green Finance

Published: September 04, 2017
Author: Simon Zadek
Exchanges Play a Crucial Role in Developing the Sustainable Finance Market

Exchanges Play a Crucial Role in Developing the Sustainable Finance Market

Published: September 04, 2017
By: Bonds & Loans Photo credit: Robert Scharfe, CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
An exploratory analysis of measures to make trade facilitation work for inclusive regional agro-food value chains in West Africa

An exploratory analysis of measures to make trade facilitation work for inclusive regional agro-food value chains in West Africa

Published: August 18, 2017
Discussion Paper 214 August 2017
Smart industrialisation through trade in the context of Africa's transformation

Smart industrialisation through trade in the context of Africa's transformation

Published: August 11, 2017
Briefing papers August 2017 Lily Sommer, Linda Calabrese, Maximiliano Mendez-Parra and David Luke
Economic diversification: Explaining the pattern of diversification in the global economy and its implications for fostering diversification in poorer countries

Economic diversification: Explaining the pattern of diversification in the global economy and its implications for fostering diversification in poorer countries

Published: August 01, 2017
Clovis Freire Junior
Unlocking Investment in West Africa

Unlocking Investment in West Africa

Published: July 31, 2017
Nigeria is among the countries tracking its progress to more trade. Arne Hoel/World Bank
Coordinating public and private action for export manufacturing: issues for Rwanda

Coordinating public and private action for export manufacturing: issues for Rwanda

Published: July 31, 2017
Research reports and studies July 2017 David Booth, Linda Calabrese and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi
The IPA Observer Investment promotion and facilitation monitor

The IPA Observer Investment promotion and facilitation monitor

Published: July 10, 2017
Investment facilitation and how investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in different countries have adopted and developed various tools and programmes to better serve investors.
Implementing the new CDC strategy: four tests of success

Implementing the new CDC strategy: four tests of success

Published: July 07, 2017
The CDC Group, the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI), published its new five year strategy today.
Financing for manufacturing: financing conditions in sub-Saharan Africa

Financing for manufacturing: financing conditions in sub-Saharan Africa

Published: June 29, 2017
Research reports and studies June 2017 Phyllis Papadavid
Mobilising private financing for manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa

Mobilising private financing for manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa

Published: June 29, 2017
Research reports and studies June 2017 Judith Tyson
World Economic Forum to Support 22 Countries and EU in Doubling Investment in Clean Energy R&D by 2021

World Economic Forum to Support 22 Countries and EU in Doubling Investment in Clean Energy R&D by 2021

Published: June 08, 2017
22 countries and the European Union, to accelerate global clean energy innovation to address climate change
Africa's Prosperity Tied to Powerhouse Pair South Africa and Nigeria

Africa's Prosperity Tied to Powerhouse Pair South Africa and Nigeria

Published: May 04, 2017
Size does matter: The fortunes of Africa are tightly bound to those of its two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria
UNCTAD: Special Issue of its Investment Policy Monitor on the promotion of investment in the digital economy.

UNCTAD: Special Issue of its Investment Policy Monitor on the promotion of investment in the digital economy.

Published: April 26, 2017
UNCTAD has just released a Special Issue of its Investment Policy Monitor on the promotion of investment in the digital economy, on the occasion of the UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2017.
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