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New tool smooths path out of least developed country category

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=0hFOIVZD0dM As many as 14 of the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) may leave this category in the coming years thanks to their rapid economic and human development. While certainly a cause …

Leaving the LDC category: Booming Bangladesh prepares to graduate

Propelled by better health and education, lower vulnerability and an economic boom, Bangladesh, the largest least developed country (LDC) in terms of population and economic size, looks likely to leave the LDC category by 2024. For the first time, th …

Graduation and then…? How do countries “graduate”?

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are low-income countries confronted with severe structural impediments to sustainable development. They are highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and have low levels of human assets. There are current …

Strengthening modelling capacity for development policy analysis

UN DESA has during the past ten years, through several projects, transferred economy-wide and energy modeling tools and the required capacity to use them for policy analysis to 22 countries in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and …

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