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.



Commodity dependence and development

This chapter highlights the direct and indirect channels through which commodity dependence affects development outcomes. It argues that commodity dependence is an obstacle to structural transformation and to attaining the SDGs set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Achievement of the SDGs thus requires addressing the challenges posed by such dependence.


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