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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...

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The developed country Parties provide financial resources or technology transfer related to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Parties shall take full account of the specific needs and special situation of...

Resource allocation by United Nations funds and programmes

Certain organizations have targets for resource allocation to LDCs. These targets refer to aggregate resources allocated to LDCs, and do not necessarily apply directly to the allocation to individual LDCs:   UNDP's core resources are distributed...

UNFPA Resource Allocation System

In 2007, the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) adopted the so-called Resource Allocation System (RAS) to decide on the allocation of country programme...

Korean Concessional ODA Loans

The Economic Development Cooperation Fund of Korea, administered by the Export-Import Bank of Korea and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, provides concessional loans to LDCs to facilitate their industrial development and economic stability....

Japanese Concessional ODA Loans

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is one of the major providers of Japan's bilateral development assistance in the form of technical cooperation, ODA loans and grant aid.   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan...

ODA commitments for LDCs: the average grant element

In the 1978 Recommendation on the Terms and Conditions of Aid, DAC members agreed on a series of measures designed to improve the overall financial terms of aid, either by increasing the share of...

Grants and concessional loans from Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) awards grants and concessional loans to LDCs.  KfW Entwicklungsbank, a financial arm for financial cooperation with developing countries within the KfW banking group (a government-owned development...

ODA commitments – 0.15-0.20% of GNI

There is a longstanding commitment by developed countries, reiterated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development and the Programme of Action for the...

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP gives particular attention to the development challenges of LDCs through earmarking a proportion of its core budget for LDCs.  The core resources are voluntary contributions by its Member States, and distributed to programme...

ODA commitments for LDCs: Untying aid

Tied aid is defined as "official grants or loans that limit procurement to companies in the donor country or in a small group of countries. Tied aid therefore often prevents recipient countries from receiving...