Document_CDP: LDC Publications
8 December 2021
Report on the different aspects of LDC graduation and the textile and clothing sector in Asian graduating LDCs
10 September 2021
Smooth Transition Strategy (STS) guidance note provides a set of guideline to help graduating and graduated LDCs to write up their STS.
5 May 2021
The 2021 Country Snapshots compiles the key statistical data used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) at the 2021 triennial review of the least developed country category. LDCs are defined as low-income countries suffering from structural imp ...
19 April 2021
While least developed countries have up to now successful to limit direct health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the socio-economic fallout has been extremely hard.
11 April 2020
Outcome of the comprehensive review of the LDC criteria
27 November 2018
The Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category is prepared by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) to provide comprehensive information on the least developed country (LDC) category. This third edition of the Handbook builds upon and update ...
22 May 2017
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 ...
10 May 2017
CDP Background Paper No. 35 By Dr. Jiajun Xu and Sarah Hager This paper analyzes opportunities for growth in Nepal by applying the policy tool of New Structural Economics – Growth Identification and Facilitation Framework (GIFF). Drawing on firm level ...
12 April 2017
The paper starts with an overview of Ethiopia’s economic growth and the change in the domestic economic structure. The manufacturing sector is seen as the success of Ethiopia’s Growth, and its development to a large extent the product of an activist developmental state. The paper then examines growth and diversification of exports and the country’s recent efforts to effectively exploit its natural resources. An analysis of public and private investment and the underlying allocation of financial resources finds that a recent upturn in domestic investment has been financed largely by foreign aid, and that private financing remains too low. Finally, the paper addresses educational attainment, arguing that Ethiopia has some distance to go in its attempts to close the large human capital gap relative to other low-income countries.