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New report on Blended Finance in LDCs / UNCDF & OECD

Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries 2019 is the second volume in the series. It outlines the latest trends in blended finance approaches...

Asian Development Bank – special terms on loans for LDCs

The Asian Development Bank places LDCs, depending on the assessment of their creditworthiness, in a different category than countries of similar income.  The policy...

UNCDF’s Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL)

The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of the UN Capital Development Fund is a mechanism aimed at promoting climate change–resilient communities and economies...

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...

Special grants or special terms for LDCs in concessional loans

Some countries and organizations have special terms for LDCs in concessional loans: Republic of Korea: LDCs have the most favourable conditions, including lower interest...

Special programmes and terms for LDCs in the United Nations system

Certain organizations have criteria for resource allocation that favour LDCs. In many cases, resources are not allocated to LDCs per se, but to countries...

Climate Change and Environment

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

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...

Caps and discounts on the contribution of LDCs to the United Nations system budgets

LDCs benefit from certain caps, discounts or other favourable conditions regarding their contributions to the budgets of United Nations System entities. There are two...

New UNCDF report on blended finance in LDCs

The report ‘Blended Finance in the Least Developed Countries’ prepared by UNCDF in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Southern Voice...

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and protocols

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has three main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity; the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity;...