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New report on the “State of the Least Developed Countries”

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) has released its report "State of the Least Developed Countries, 2018". The...

WTO “cotton days”

Cotton, the soft and fluffy fibre that grows in bolls, is one of the world’s leading agricultural crops. It is also a commodity of particular importance for least developed countries (LDCs). Cotton has been a...

ePing continues to help countries, including LDCs, to keep track of trade export requirements

ePing is an online platform that immediately alerts those registered when new trade notifications of particular interest to them are circulated. Users can search for regulations and filter their results according to countries and...

Technology Bank for LDCs

The Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020 (Istanbul Programme of Action  or IPOA) called for the establishment of a “Technology Bank and Science, Technology and Information supporting mechanism,...

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 main methods for determining each Member States’ contributions to these...

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 access, efficiency, and renewable energy, is a key development enabler...

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...

Supporting growth in LDCs requires both financial resources and progress towards addressing institutional deficiencies...

The last decade has been punctuated by a series of broad-based economic crises and negative shocks, starting with the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, followed by the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010–2012 and...

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....

WTO Ministerial concludes – Anything to cheer for LDCs?

by Matthias Bruckner* The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference concluded in Buenos Aires on 13 December. Overall, the Ministerial highlighted the current difficulties faced by the multilateral trading system, and multilateralism in general. The WTO Secretary-General...

Productive capacity in LDCs

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has  published a policy note on Expanding Productive Capacity: Lessons Learned from Graduating Least Developed Countries.  The Policy Note analyzes the strategies and policy choices on productive capacity of 14 countries that...