Category: Economic Development

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according to the UN Development Programme, UNDP. The “Green Village” concept, a Rwandan government initiative which is supported by UNDP, aims to tackle the African country’s growing natural resource challenges – […]

Promoting decent work ‘daily challenge’ in fragile countries, UN Labour Summit told

The Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the United Nations labour agency to provide special assistance to the conflict-torn nation and make it a “pilot-country” for the implementation of a programme to build peace and resilience through job creation. “Creating income- and wealth-generating jobs is essential in order to consolidate peace and reinforce resilience” […]

Uncertainty threatens to hamper investment in developing countries: new UN report

  Financial uncertainty caused by “significant risks” to global trade, is responsible for a sharp fall in international investment flows which could hurt developing countries the most, according to a new UN report, released on Wednesday. UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, reports that foreign direct investment – or FDI – fell by nearly a […]

Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries

  The hydraulic extraction of natural gas, commonly known as fracking, produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, UN development experts said on Thursday. A new report by UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, describes natural gas as a […]