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The Committee for Development Policy
Committee for Development Policy News
19 November 2015
17 November 2015
12 November 2015
- The 2015 Least Developed Country Snapshots are now available. They compile the key statistical data used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) at the 2015 triennial review of the least developed country category.
27 October 2015
- The second edition of the Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category: Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures has been released by the Committee for Development Policy. The LDC Handbook provides comprehensive information on the least developed country (LDC) category, including a description of procedures and methodologies used in the identification of these countries, and the support measures associated with it. The Handbook will be launched on 19 November 2015 at UNHQ.
About the Committee for Development Policy
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) is a subsidiary body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CDP provides inputs and independent advice to the Council on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development, focusing on medium- and long-term aspects. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries (LDCs) and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.
The 24 members of the Committee are nominated by the United Nations Secretary-General in their personal capacity, and are appointed by the Council for a period of three years. Membership is geared to reflect a wide range of development experience as well as geographical and gender balance.
Interview with chair of the CDP, Prof. Jose Antonio Ocampo
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- Brochure on the Committee (French)
- Members of CDP (2013-2015)
- Previous and current CDP members