This Handbook aims at promoting a better understanding of the LDC category and the benefits derived from membership therein. It contains a comprehensive explanation of the criteria, procedures and methodology used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) for establishing which countries are eligible for inclusion in, or recommended for graduation from, the LDC category.
Cost benefit analysis tool for identifying institutional capacity building priorities in LDCs: an application to Uganda
The Policy Note takes stock of the nature of the financial, technical and institutional support and preferential trade-related treatments that have been provided to LDCs. It provides an assessment of how useful these existing support measures have been and identifies ways in which they can be made more effective.
Provides information about CDP activities as well as LDC data, information and publications. The CDP provides inputs and independent advice to ECOSOC on emerging cross-sectoral development issues and on international cooperation for development. The CDP is also responsible for reviewing the status of LDCs and for monitoring their progress after graduation from the category.
The LDC Portal gives users access to information about special international support measures (ISMs) adopted by the international development community for countries included in the LDC category. ISMs are meant to assist LDCs in confronting their special development challenges and in achieving progress towards graduation from the category.
The 2015 Country Snapshots compile the key statistical data used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) at the 2015 triennial review of the least developed country category.