Commodities and Development Report 2017

Commodity Markets, Economic Growth and Development

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The 2017 Commodities and Development Report investigates the transmission channels through which commodity dependence affects micro- and macro-level development outcomes, examines long-term commodity price trends and simulates their impacts on economic agents, and highlights challenges and lessons from ten commodity-dependent developing country case studies. The report concludes that country-level strategies aimed at the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must address commodity dependence in order to be successful.




The Commodities and Development Report 2017 is a joint publication prepared by UNCTAD and the FAO. The UNCTAD team was led by Samuel K. Gayi, Head, Special Unit on Commodities (SUC), until his retirement in June 2017, and by Janvier D. Nkurunziza, Chief, Commodity Research and Analysis Section. The SUC team that worked on the Report consisted of Taro Boel, Rodrigo Carcamo, Milasoa Chérel-Robson, Stefan Csordas, Mario Jales, Alexandra Laurent, Romain Perez and Kris Terauds.


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