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Local governments and communities in LDCs join LoCAL for locally led climate change adaptation

10 November 2020. What connects a farmer in Niger, a young mother in Bangladesh and a community leader in a mountain village in Bhutan?...

Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) and related decisions

The Agreement on SCM disciplines the use of subsidies, and it regulates the actions countries can take to counter the effects of subsidies. Article 3...

LDC graduation: what you need to know about the CDP’s 2021 Triennial Review

14 September 2020. In February 2021, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will hold its triennial review of the LDC category.  Among other tasks,...

Preparing for graduation: meeting in Lao PDR ahead of CDP Triennial Review

11 September 2020. In February 2021, the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will hold its triennial review of the LDC category.  Lao PDR is...

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on South-East Asia

30 July 2020. This UN policy brief, with data from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) examines...

WTO/EIF – Trade impacts of LDC graduation: country-specific analyses

24 July 2020. A new report by the WTO and the EIF analyses the impacts of graduation on market access in the 12 LDCs...

Project on new assistance measures for Asian LDCs approaching graduation

At least twelve least developed countries (LDCs) are approaching graduation from the LDC category. Many of these potential graduates are concerned about losing access...

Finding new support for graduating LDCs

"Many Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have implemented successful development policies. As a result, an increasing number of LDCs have graduated or are approaching graduation...

Energy access and main challenges in the LDCs

The LDCs have a long way to go to achieve universal access to modern energy by 2030. Sustainable energy, encompassing its three dimensions of...

Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)

The Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), previously the Bangkok Agreement, is a preferential tariff arrangement that aims at promoting intra-regional trade through the exchange...

Assessing the accession: highlights of Lao’s package

April, 2013. On 2 February 2013, Lao People's Democratic Republic became the latest LDC to join the WTO. Negotiations lasted for 15 years and...