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 entities for investment-related negotiations and dispute settlement.52 The programme works with legal experts who provide pro bono or reduced fee services to LDCs in the negotiation of investment contracts and agreements and investment-related dispute resolution, and provides training and capacity-building support. The programme was developed by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) in cooperation with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and is not operative as an IDLO programme. Bangladesh would have access to the programme for up to five years after the date of graduation.
The programme is the result of a partnership between the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UNOHRLLS) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) with support from the Italian government, and will be managed by the IDLO. A number of private law firms, educational and professional institutions, and individual experts, have expressed their interest in supporting the programme on a pro bono basis.
More information at Investment Support Programme for LDCs