theme: Least Developed Countries Category
Least Developed Countries Category
16 October 2017
The Secretariat of the CDP met checkwith officials from various Ministries (Finance, Planning, Foreign Affairs), the Bureau of Statistics and the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as with representatives from the private sector (Chamber of Commerce and the garments association) and the Centre for Policy Dialogue.
7 June 2017
The Report of the Committee for Development Policy (E/2017/33, Supplement No. 13) on its 19th plenary session held from 20-24 March 2017 is now available in all six official languages. The report addresses the six themes discussed by the CDP during the ...
10 May 2017
Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo, Chair of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), participated as panelist at the ECOSOC Integration Segment on 10 May 2017. The session under the theme "Bringing the ECOSOC System Together" featured representatives of ...
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.
29 March 2017
In a special briefing on 21 March 2017, during the 19th Plenary Session of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP), Professors Tea Petrin, Dzodzi Rsikata, Keith Nurse and Rashid Hassan briefed delegates on lessons learned in building productive capacity in least developed countries (LDCs) – those who have graduated and those in the process of graduating.
20 March 2017
Join us on Tuesday, March 21, from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm at UNHQ New York Conference Room 6 for a panel discussion on “Developing Productive Capacity for Sustainable Development: Lessons learned from Least Developed Countries”. Members of the CDP will present the results of a detailed review of the experiences of 14 LDCs and highlight which factors and policies have been successful in moving countries towards graduation and sustainable development and how countries can sustain their development gains.
1 March 2017
Some countries have graduated from the LDC category or made progress towards graduation not through progress in all three LDC criteria but by specializing in a few economic activities while at the same time investing in human capital. Bhutan falls within this latter category given that it specializes in natural resource based activities (hydropower generation) and tourism, with some manufacturing.
1 November 2016
Government policymakers from 16 least developed countries (LDCs) and one graduate, Samoa, will gather in Beijing, China, from 10-12 November to discuss strategies needed to successfully graduate from LDC status and to achieve the Sustainable Dev ...
23 March 2016
On 16 March 2016 the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) organized a panel discussion on expanding productive capacity for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as a side event to the 18th CDP Plenary session. CDP members Prof. Diane Elson, Pr ...
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- LDCs at a Glance
- LDC Data
- International Support Measures
- Criteria for Identification of LDCs
- Inclusion into the LDC Category
- Graduation from the LDC Category
- Graduation Preparation & Smooth Transition
- LDC Resources
- Contacts and Useful Links