Development Assistance - ISMs

Development Assistance - ISMs

Development Assistance related International Support Measures

Resource allocation by multilateral organizations for LDCs

Several multilateral organizations have rules or targets to earmark their resources to LDCs.  For example, UNDP, UNICEF and WFP have numerical rules to earmark the allocation of their programme budget or extra-budgetary resources to...

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

In 2007, the Executive Board of the UNDP and UNFPA adopted the so-called Resource Allocation System (RAS) to decide allocation of country programme resources of UNFPA among groups of countries.  The countries are placed...

Korean Concessional ODA Loans

The Economic Development Cooperation Fund of Korea, administered by the Export-Import Bank of Korea and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, provides concessional loans to LDCs to facilitate their industrial development and economic stability....

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UNCDF is the UN's capital investment agency for the LDCs. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their small businesses by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. UNCDF programmes help to empower...

Japanese Concessional ODA Loans

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is one of the major providers of Japan's bilateral development assistance in the form of technical cooperation, ODA loans and grant aid.   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan...

GCCA Programmes on Climate Change

The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) is an initiative of the EU, launched in 2007. It aims at strengthening dialogue and cooperation with developing countries most vulnerable to climate change and supporting their efforts...

Special ODA terms for LDCs: the average grant element

In the 1978 Recommendation on the Terms and Conditions of Aid, DAC members agreed on a series of measures designed to improve the overall financial terms of aid, either by increasing the share of...

Grants and concessional loans from Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) awards grants and concessional loans to LDCs.  KfW Entwicklingsbank, a financial arm for financial cooperation with developing countries within the KfW banking group (a government-owned development...

FMO LDC Infrastructure Fund

The Netherlands' international development bank (FMO) has an LDC Infrastructure Fund, a joint initiative with the Government of the Netherlands, through which it supports the development and improvement of social-economic infrastructure in LDCs. By...

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

The Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks was...