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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 ...

CDP Policy Review No. 1 By José Antonio Alonso The paper looks into the origins of Aid for Trade (AfT) and its objective of assisting developing countries to increase exports of goods and services and integrate into the multilateral trading system. Poi ...

CDP Background Paper No. 33 By Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Antonio Scognamillo The conventional approach to least developed country (LDC) graduation has considered these countries as an undifferentiated group whose problems could be solved by means of s ...

This paper aims to draw insights from New Structural Economics by applying its practical policy tool – the Growth Identification and Facilitation Framework (GIFF) – to least developed countries (LDCs) with a special focus on the case of Uganda.

Economic growth, environmental sustainability and human development in the Solomon Islands have lagged much of the Pacific region since independence in 1978. Trade contributes insufficiently to development, partly because of the dominance of the logging industry but also due to the lack of emphasis on building productive capacities with a view to economic transformation toward higher productivity activities.

CDP Background Paper No. 30 By Namsuk Kim and Roland Mollerus Institutional constraints prevent the Least Developed Countries from fully utilizing the trade-related International Support Measures provided by development partners. A cost-benefit analysi ...

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