Participation in international forums - News and analysis

Participation in international forums - News and analysis

Rethinking support measures for the least developed countries

Daniel Gay, Inter-Regional Adviser on LDCs Committee for Development Policy Secretariat Part I, below, discusses critically the theoretical background behind the existing international support measures for LDCs and asks how things have gone so far. Part...

“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....

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...

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...

LDC contributions to CFC

LDCs members of the CFC can benefit from special arrangements related to the payment of their contributions to the Fund. Seventy per cent of the payment beyond the minimum required from all members is...

Increasing number of LDCs expected to benefit from the cap

An increasing number of LDCs is anticipated to benefit from the cap imposed on the contributions to the UN budget. Looking at various reports by the UN Committee on Contributions over the recent years,...

Flow chart: UN Scale of Assessment Methodology

The following flow chart gives a graphical overview of how Member States contributions to the UN regular budget and peacekeeping operations are determined.

LDC Contributions to the UN Regular Budget

The LDCs as a whole contribute $3.9 million to the UN regular budget for 2012, 0.15 per cent of the total.  Four LDCs - Angola, Bangladesh, Sudan and Yemen - pay the maximum assessment...

Snapshot on LDC criteria for Nepal

The least developed countries are defined as low-income developing countries suffering from severe structural impediments to sustainable development. Indicators of such impediments are a high vulnerability to economic and environmental shocks and low levels...

The impact of Brexit on the least developed countries

The United Kingdom vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union will have major implications for developing economies, according to a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Least developed countries (LDCs) will be particularly affected,...

CDP Secretariat shares project experience during European Development Days

On 15 June, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) Secretariat participated as a panelist in a side-event 'Leaving no-one behind - How effective have international support measures been for LDCs?' during the European Development Days (EDD)...