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Support for LDCs with extreme vulnerability – assisting Tuvalu

Tuvalu was identified as eligible for graduation from the list of LDCs in 2012, based on its high levels of per capita income and human assets. The country has been recommended for graduation although...

“Impact Assessments”: What happens when a country graduates from the LDC category?

When a country graduates from the LDC category, it no longer benefits from LDC-specific international support measures. The practical implications and significance of that change depend on numerous factors, and thus differ among countries....

A landlocked LDC’s approach to the global market: Bhutan’s IT service park

Business at Thimphu Tech Park has been blooming in the last couple of years. “We struggled to attract businesses for the first few years. There were only two people sitting in this four-story building...

Progress in LDCs hinges on access to modern energy

A recent study by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), “The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access”, reports that expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy...

Booming Bangladesh looks forward to LDC graduation

Bangladesh, the largest least developed country (LDC) in terms of population and economic size, looks likely to leave the LDC category by 2024, propelled by better health and education, lower vulnerability and an economic...

New investment support programme for the LDCs

A new programme has been designed to support LDC governments and firms with on-demand legal and professional assistance on investment-related negotiations and dispute settlement. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has a critical role to play...

LDCs and the technological revolution

When you’re next driving the clogged streets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, don’t be surprised if you run into an eight-foot high solar-powered traffic robot. Five locally-designed automatons stationed throughout the capital each...

LDC Graduation: SDGs, AAAA and IPOA linkages

There is a good reason that the average reader may have difficulties in understanding the meaning of the above title …. the plethora of recent resolutions, international agendas and action plan activities related to...

Bilateral aid from DAC members to LDCs fell by 16 per cent in 2014

Member countries of OECD-DAC spent over US$135 billion on development assistance in 2014. When compared to 2013, ODA flows declined by 0.5 per cent in real terms in 2014. The decline was disproportionately large...

UNCDF expenditures in LDCs

The UNCDF programme expenditures reached around $53.4 million in 2014, of which LDCs received $52.7 million. See also UNCDF support measure information. Programme expenditures and regional distribution, 2012-2014 2012 2013 2014 Programme expenditures (millions of dollars)   Total 42.2 47.1 53.4   of which: LDCs 41.3 46.1 52.7 Regional distribution...