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Least developed countries steal the spotlight

The statement came at noon on 15th March 2018. The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) had just finished its deliberations on the triennial review of the list of least developed countries (LDCs). Four countries...

The 2018 triennial review of the LDC category

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) held its 20th Plenary session from 12 to 16 March 2018 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. As part of the Plenary session, the CDP conducted...

International support for the least developed countries: A different way?

Daniel Gay, Inter-Regional Adviser on LDCs Committee for Development Policy Secretariat Part I of this series questioned the theoretical background behind the existing international support measures for least developed countries (LDCs) and highlighted some shortcomings in...

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....

Managing graduation from the LDC category: The case of the Maldives’ fish exports

by Matthias Bruckner* When the Maldives approached graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category in the 2000s, the impact of graduation on market access for fish products moved to the forefront of the debate....

Booming Bangladesh looks forward to LDC graduation

Bangladesh, the largest least developed country (LDC) in terms of population and economic size, looks likely to leave the LDC category by 2024, propelled by better health and education, lower vulnerability and an economic...

Globalization and trade-related measures for LDCs

The SDGs not only reiterate the promotion of a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO (SDG target 17.10), but also include the target of increasing the exports of...

In the Media: Building productive capacity in Bhutan for LDC graduation

e-Keunsel, 18 February 2017 http://www.kuenselonline.com/building-productive-capacity-in-bhutan-for-ldc-graduation/ A project in Bhutan conducted by UN DESA revealed some interesting findings on how to improve productive capacity. Productive capacity is the productive resources (natural, human, physical and financial), entrepreneurial and...

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...

LDC Graduation: SDGs, AAAA and IPOA linkages

There is a good reason that the average reader may have difficulties in understanding the meaning of the above title …. the plethora of recent resolutions, international agendas and action plan activities related to...

UN support for smooth transition strategy of graduating LDCs

LDCs derive special support measures both from the donor community, including bilateral donors and multilateral organizations, as well as from the special treatment accorded to them by certain multilateral and regional trade agreements. Graduation from...