Authors Posts by Marcia Tavares

Marcia Tavares

UNCDF’s BRIDGE Facility: Dedicated Finance for the LDCs

29 July 2021. Among solutions being discussed in the preparations for LDC5 is "the establishment of a dedicated and sufficiently large blended finance de-risking...

A Brief History of the LDCs: podcast with CDP member Taffere...

CDP Member Taffere Tesfachew discusses the history of the LDC category, support by the UN system to the category, and the prospects and challenges...

Zero draft of the Doha Programme of Action for LDCs for...

On July 12 the co-chairs of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), Bangladesh and Canada, released the zero draft of...

LDCs in Belgium’s Finexpo SME instrument

Belgium's Finexpo has a programme whereby Belgian SMEs exporting for the first time who are aiming to provide to public clients in developing countries can benefit...

CDP Member Debapriya Bhattacharya on TRIPS, LDCs, graduation

On July 10, CDP member Debapriya Bhattacharya held a conversation with media on the WTO decision on the extension of the Trade Related Aspects...

LDCs at HLPF

Watch the meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on "Restoring the conditions for SDG progress in African countries, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing...

Now hiring: consultants on monitoring graduating and graduated countries

2 July 2020. The Economic Analysis and Policy Division (EAPD) or the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is recruiting consultants for a...

The need directly to target sustainable productive capacity in least developed...

30 July 2021. By Daniel Gay. Covid-19 uncovered an uncomfortable truth. International support for least developed countries (LDCs), though welcome and contributing to some success,...

WTO members agree to extend TRIPS transition period for LDCs until...

30 June 2021. From the WTO: WTO members agreed to extend until 1 July 2034 the deadline for least developed countries (LDCs) to protect intellectual...

UNCTAD/EIF on Trade and Gender in LDCs

29 June 2021. A joint UNCTAD-EIF publication discusses the gender implications of international trade and regional/global economic integration in the LDCs. It examines the socio-economic...

New Zealand donates CHF 50,000 for LDC participation in WTO Ministerial...

29 June 2021. WTO: New Zealand is contributing CHF 50,000 to help the least-developed countries (LDCs) within the WTO membership participate in the 12th WTO...

The road to LDC graduation in Timor-Leste

June 2021.  By Daniel Gay. The Covid-19 crisis hit Timor-Leste harder than many countries. The economy shrank 6.5% in 2020 according to the United Nations....