Covid-19 and the LDCs – resources, monitoring, articles

Least developed countries (LDCs), with low levels of income, limited budget resources, weak health systems and high vulnerability to disasters and shocks, are especially vulnerable to the health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Understanding the extent of this impact and the related risks and strengthening the resilience of LDCs, including those approaching graduation, is critical.

Monitoring

Resources/support

  • Tech Access Partnership: A Covid-19 Technology Sharing Platform (hosted by the United Nations Technology Bank, working in partnership with UNDP, UNCTAD and WHO).
  • UNCDF support for response to Covid-19 in LDCs
  • ePing  contains information on regulations on product requirements (Sanitary or Phytosanitary Measures – SPS – or Technical Barriers to Trade – TBT). It can be used by Enquiry Points in LDCs to track and consult on SPS/TBT notifications, including those related to COVID-19.

Statements

Articles, analysis

Webinars

See also a compilation of articles and other resources by the members of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) here.