Authors Posts by Annette Becker

Annette Becker

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the capital investment agency of the United Nations for the LDCs. It provides access to microfinance...

Technology Bank for LDCs

The Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action  or IPOA) called for the establishment of...

Investment Support Programme for LDCs (ISP/LDCs)

The Investment Support Programme for LDCs, established in 2018, provides on-demand legal and professional assistance to LDC governments and eligible state-owned or private sector...

Travel support for representatives of LDCs in intergovernmental meetings

The United Nations, its agencies, and other international organizations provide financial support for the participation of representatives of LDCs in various international conferences. Some...

ePing continues to help countries, including LDCs, to keep track of...

ePing is an online platform that immediately alerts those registered when new trade notifications of particular interest to them are circulated. Users can search...

Least developed countries steal the spotlight

The statement came at noon on 15th March 2018. The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) had just finished its deliberations on the triennial review...

The 2018 triennial review of the LDC category

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) held its 20th Plenary session from 12 to 16 March 2018 at the United Nations headquarters in New...

Productive capacity in LDCs

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has  published a policy note on Expanding Productive Capacity: Lessons Learned from Graduating Least Developed Countries.  The Policy Note analyzes the strategies...

LDC priorities for COP23

November 14, 2017 As the poorest countries in the world, the LDCs face the unprecedented challenge of lifting people out of poverty and achieving sustainable...

LDCs and the technological revolution

August 30, 2017. When you’re next driving the clogged streets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, don’t be surprised if you run into an...

In the Media: Building productive capacity in Bhutan for LDC graduation

e-Keunsel, 18 February 2017 http://www.kuenselonline.com/building-productive-capacity-in-bhutan-for-ldc-graduation/ A project in Bhutan conducted by UN DESA revealed some interesting findings on how to improve productive capacity. Productive capacity is...

Trust fund for LDC representation in the International Criminal Court (ICC)

The ICC is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes...