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Report | 2008
Enhancing Pacific Connectivity
Author(s): ESCAP Information, Communication and Space Technology Division, Least Developed Countries Coordination Unit and Pacific Operations Centre
Compiling new socio-economic and connectivity indicators, the study finds most Pacific states delivering on health care and education, with many people noting that socio-economic opportunities provided by affordable and effective communications may now be a high priority. The study describes opportunities for improved cable and satellite...
Report | 2014
Improving Trade and Transport for Landlocked Developing Countries: A Ten-Year Review
Author(s): Dairabayeva, Karlygash Serikovna
Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are completely dependent on their transit neighbors' infrastructure and administrative procedures to transport their goods to port. This publication provides a comprehensive ten-year review in order to assess the progress made in improving access of LLDCs to global markets, identify the remaining...
Report | 2014
Improving Behavior at Borders to Promote Trade Formalization: the Charter for Cross-Border Traders
Author(s): Brenton, Paul ; Dihel, Nora ; Hoppe, Mombert ; Soprano, Carmine
Informal trade supports the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of households in Africa, reaches markets and clients that are underserved by formal channels, and contributes to regional food security. Despite numerous benefits, conducting cross-border transactions remains expensive for small traders in Africa. For example, small traders in Malawi...