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  • 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.

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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CDP Plenary Meeting

14 – 18 March 2016

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