SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2018: BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS IN THE DIGITAL AGE. Published by the International Trade Centre (ITC) (September 2018). This report is the ITC’s flagship publication, with this year’s edition focusing on how technological evolution is changing business practices, along with examining ways to ensure these changes can support small and medium-sized enterprises. The report is available for download on the ITC’s website.
INVESTMENT TRENDS MONITOR OCTOBER 2018. Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (October 2018). The Investment Trends Monitor Report provides an overview of recent developments, issues, and trends in foreign direct investment (FDI), with this latest edition covering the first half of 2018. The report notes a significant drop in global FDI flows, among other findings. The report is available at the UNCTAD website.
EFFECTIVE CARBON RATES 2018: PRICING CARBON EMISSIONS THROUGH TAX AND EMISSIONS TRADING. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (September 2018). This report looks at the state of play in the carbon pricing landscape among over 40 countries, while examining the size of the “carbon pricing gap” and whether countries are sufficiently taking advantage of the possibilities provided by these tools. The report is accessible through the OECD iLibrary.
ALIGNING INVESTMENTS WITH THE PARIS AGREEMENT TEMPERATURE GOAL: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS. Published by Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute (September 2018). This working paper examines the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) in supporting the implementation of the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change, along with featuring related recommendations to consider in the area of climate finance and investment. The working paper is available at the Germanwatch website.