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“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....

Supporting growth in LDCs requires both financial resources and progress towards addressing institutional deficiencies...

The last decade has been punctuated by a series of broad-based economic crises and negative shocks, starting with the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, followed by the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010–2012 and...

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 and policy choices on productive capacity of 14 countries that...

LDCs priorities for COP23

As the poorest countries in the world, the LDCs face the unprecedented challenge of lifting people out of poverty and achieving sustainable development while facing the climate crisis, even though their own contributions to...

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...

ePing – How to track changes in international trade rules and regulations online

A blog post by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub highlights the need for an electronic notification system to track changes in export product requirements. The article starts with a concrete example...

How the UN helps LDCs graduate

Drive west round the ring road from Port Vila, Vanuatu’s capital, and you pass three warehouses near the airport. After some outlying villages overlooking the beach, a steep grind over the hill takes you...

Scholarships, Travel Grants and Research-related financial support

Donor countries, UN agencies, and private organizations provide research-related financial support to LDCs. Many of these are available to all developing countries with priority given to LDCs, but some are available exclusively to LDCs....

Graduating from the LDC category

Since the establishement of the LDC category only 3 countries have graduated, while a fourth country is scheduled to graduate in 2014.

Country monitoring

The Committee for Development Policy monitored the development progress of Cabo Verde (at both the 2009 and 2012 triennial reviews) and of the Maldives (2012 triennial review). In its reports to the Economic and...