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LDC Publications

Report on the different aspects of LDC graduation and the textile and clothing sector in Asian graduating LDCs

Smooth Transition Strategy (STS) guidance note provides a set of guideline to help graduating and graduated LDCs to write up their STS.

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 ...

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.

Outcome of the comprehensive review of the LDC criteria

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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