|Committee for Development Policy Secretariat|
Ana Luiza Cortez, Chief
Ana Luiza Cortez
The CDP unit provides substantive and administrative support to the Committee for Development Policy—a group of independent experts—which advises the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on emerging developmental issues requiring the Council’s attention. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the status of least developed countries (LDCs) and for monitoring these countries’ progress after graduation from the category. In addition, the unit takes on a number of specific tasks for providing inputs to the intergovernmental process, such as preparing reports on economic sanctions and development; monitoring of policies and actions towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and providing analysis on economic issues in post-conflict countries.