INVESTMENT DISPUTE SETTLEMENT NAVIGATOR. Published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (November 2018). This updated version of UNCTAD’s Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator examines new investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arbitration cases filed this year, along with updating existing case histories. The navigator tool now covers information up to 31 July 2018, inclusive. To access the tool, visit the UNCTAD website.
SMEs IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES FOR SHARED BENEFITS. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2018). This new publication examines the role that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can play in their local economies, as well as internationally, and looks at how country governments adapt their public procurement policies and practices to better account for SME needs. To access the publication, visit the OECD’s iLibrary.
UGANDA: COMPANY PERSPECTIVES – AN ITC SERIES ON NON-TARIFF MEASURES. Published by the International Trade Centre (ITC) (April 2018). This publication reviews how non-tariff measures affect the ease of doing business for Ugandan companies, examining issues such as certification, labelling, packaging, rules of origin, infrastructure quality, and border clearance. To learn more and to download the publication, visit the ITC website.
THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF PUBLIC STOCKHOLDING POLICIES FOR RICE IN ASIA. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (November 2018). This new publication reviews policies across the Asian region involving public food stockholding, with a particular focus on rice. The authors also look at the implications such policies may have for both domestic and international markets from the present day through the year 2030, testing out a series of different scenarios. To learn more and to download the publication, visit the OECD’s iLibrary.
ASEAN PROGRESS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND THE ROLE OF THE IMF. Published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (November 2018). This new report looks at how the IMF has supported the efforts of the countries who form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as their respective development objectives and strategies. The report also features related recommendations. To learn more and to download the report, visit the IMF website.