Sustainable Development

We must help developing countries escape commodity dependence

A worker dries coffee beans at a washing station cooperative on the outskirts of Kigali, May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Hereward Holland (RWANDA AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) - GM1E56T1O8S01

There are grave economic, social and environmental consequences for the developing world. Image: REUTERS/Hereward Holland

Pamela Coke-Hamilton
Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)
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 Distribution of commodity-dependent and non-commodity-dependent countries within each commodity group, 2013–2017
Distribution of commodity-dependent and non-dependent countries, 2013–2017. Image: UNCTAD
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