Development Cooperation - International Support Measures (ISMs) for LDCs

Development Cooperation - International Support Measures (ISMs) for LDCs

Multilateral and bilateral development partners support LDCs through a range of financial and technical assistance mechanisms. While development cooperation country programmes are designed based on a combination of factors including income levels, creditworthiness, specific needs and vulnerabilities, and cultural and historical ties, certain support measures are available exclusively to LDCs and to countries that have recently graduated from the category.

Analysis, information and advocacy for LDCs

Several UN system and related organizations provide analysis and information services, dedicated research programmes, and advocacy services for LDCs. UN/DESA provides support to LDCs in the...

Comprehensive Programmes of Action for LDCs

Comprehensive programmes of action for LDCs were adopted in four successive United Nations Conferences on the Least Developed Countries, the most recent being the...

Commitments and special terms on ODA to LDCs

All developing countries are eligible for ODA until they exceed the high-income threshold determined by the World Bank for three consecutive years. Special commitments...

Resource allocation by United Nations funds and programmes

Certain organizations have targets for resource allocation to LDCs. These targets refer to aggregate resources allocated to LDCs, and do not necessarily apply directly...

Climate Change: work programme for LDCs, LDC Expert Group and LDC...

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change states that “the Parties shall take full account of the specific needs and special situations of the...

Enhanced Integrated Framework

The EIF is a multi-donor programme which supports LDCs to increase their participation in the international trading system. It focuses on five main activities:...

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...

Scholarships and research grants

Governments, UN agencies, educational institutions and private and other non-governmental organizations provide research-related financial support to LDCs. Many of these are available to all developing...

South-South cooperation and LDCs

South-South cooperation -  “whereby two or more developing countries pursue their individual and/or shared national capacity development objectives through exchanges of knowledge, skills, resources and...

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Programme for LDCs

The WMO has a dedicated programme to address the special problems and needs of the LDCs, and to enhance the capacity of National Meteorological...