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LDCs University Consortium on Climate Change – LUCCC

The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) is a south-south, long-term capacity-building programme involving universities in LDCs. Its main purpose is to increase the capacity of LDCs to build their own...

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...

South Asian Free Trade Area

The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) is the free trade arrangement of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The agreement came into place in 2006, succeeding the 1993 SAARC Preferential Trading...

GATS: Technical Cooperation in Telecommunications with Developed Countries (6.d)

In the GATS Annex on Telecommunications, paragraph 6(d) it is agreed that "members shall give special consideration to opportunities for the least-developed countries to encourage foreign suppliers of telecommunications services to assist in the...

Snapshot on LDC criteria for Nepal

The least developed countries are defined as low-income developing countries suffering from severe structural impediments to sustainable development. Indicators of such impediments are a high vulnerability to economic and environmental shocks and low levels...

A toolkit for LDC graduation

In the next 5-10 years up to 16 least developed countries  (LDCs) may either graduate or be scheduled for graduation from the LDC category. Research conducted by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) Secretariat/UN-Department...

The impact of Brexit on the least developed countries

The United Kingdom vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union will have major implications for developing economies, according to a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Least developed countries (LDCs) will be particularly affected,...

UN ESCAP analyses DFQF market access for Asia Pacific LDCs

The trade outlook for Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the duty-free and quota-free (DFQF) market access schemes available for them have been studied by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAPE)....

International Support Measures for LDCs under scrutiny

In a Committee for Development Policy (CDP) Background paper, Cortez, Kinniburgh and Mollerus analyze several International Support Measures (ISMs) from an LDC perspective through the review of five case studies. The paper focuses on how...