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CDP Policy Review series

This policy brief synthesizes recent research, showing that Bangladesh’s vital pharmaceutical industry would be threatened if the country had to adhere fully to WTO rules upon graduation from LDC status.

As countries’ concerns about graduation persist, the potential for additional tension has widened, particularly now that an increasing number of LDCs approach graduation.

CDP Policy Review No. 8 By Namsuk Kim The progress made for enabling LDCs to move toward graduation has not been successful enough. Fourteen countries have been able to meet the criteria for graduation during 2011-2020, only half way to meet the target ...

CDP Policy Review No. 7 By Namsuk Kim This paper provides an overview on the interlinkage between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement and Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation, by examining the relationship between the indicators to be ...

CDP Policy Review No. 6 By Teresa Lenzi This paper analyzes the advantages that LDCs have derived from the various LDC-specific international support measures due to their LDC status. It identi­fies the reasons why some UN development system organizati ...

CDP Policy Review No. 5 By Keith Nurse The paper reviews the provisions within the WTO multilateral trade regime which impact on the policy space for LDCs which are interested in pursuing industrial policies as latecomers. It finds that LDCs are more c ...

CDP Policy Review No. 4 By Stephan Klasen, Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso, Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann and Matthias Bruckner The paper investigates the effectiveness of trade preferences for LDCs. It confirms that overall trade preferences for LDCs increase L ...

CDP Policy Review No. 3 By Tea Petrin The paper overviews the evidence of good governance institutional reform agenda on the development outcomes of LDCs. For building development governance capacity in LDC for achieving sustainable development goals, ...

CDP Policy Review No. 2 By Keun Lee The paper discusses two ways of building productive capacity in LDCs: the manufacture of products to foreign buyers’ specifications, and the integration of resource-based sectors into global value chains using backwa ...

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