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May 03, 2022 - Shehnaaz Moosa and Ekhosuehi Iyahen

The world of finance is waking up to the reality of climate change, but money still isn’t getting to the right places

Trade is a critical part of on the ground adaptation efforts that must also be considered, specifically local trade amongst small and medium enterprises which are impacted head-on by climate emergencies. We are seeing communities already vulnerable to shocks affected not only in terms of their resources getting destroyed or depleted but also due to a lack of support systems when this happens.

February 15, 2022 - Daniel K. Kalinaki

As pandemic eases, LDCs face a long road to recovery

The World Bank warned that recovery will be slower in low-income countries, especially small, fragile and conflict-affected states. This is due to lower vaccination rates, tighter fiscal and monetary policies, and more persistent scarring from the pandemic.

January 25, 2022 - Natasha Smith

Why trade finance matters to unlock LDCs' trade potential

A better access to trade finance in least developed countries (LDCs) could allow businesses to have the financial tools to participate in national, regional or global trade.

January 11, 2022 - Lyonpo Loknath Sharma and Ratnakar Adhikari

What Bhutan got right about happiness - and what other countries can learn

Guided by its Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has considerably improved its economic, environmental, social and governance situation in the past four decades.

July 13, 2021 - Helen Castell, Violeta Gonzalez Behar

Narrowing the trade finance gap for LDCs

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges Least Developed Countries (LDCs) face in accessing vital trade finance, as many have seen their local dollar liquidity shrink while foreign banks take a dimmer - and not always accurate - view of emerging market risk.

August 11, 2020 - Violeta Gonzalez Behar, Anisse Terai

COVID-19 is exacerbating the global trade finance gap

Originally published in World Economic Forum Agenda on 6 July 2020

June 02, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Creating a strong investment climate in the wake of COVID-19

Supply chains are vulnerable, but there is also promise in new sectors for least developed countries

February 27, 2020 - Marc Auboin, Violeta Gonzalez Behar

Why exporters need to mind the trade finance gap

Originally published in World Economic Forum Agenda on 10 February 2020