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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...

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...

Progress in LDCs hinges on access to modern energy

A recent study by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), “The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access”, reports that expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy...

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...

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus)

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) launched in Tonga on 14 June 2017. The trade agreement, covering goods, services, investment, labour, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, aid and other issues, brings...

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...

Enhanced Integrated Framework

The EIF is a multi-donor programme, which supports LDCs to increase their participation in the international trading system. It focuses on five main activities: (i) mainstreaming trade into national development and poverty reduction strategies;...

Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)

UNCTAD IV (held in Nairobi May 1976) adopted the Integrated Programme for Commodities.  Subsequently, the Agreement Establishing the Common Fund for Commodities was adopted on 27 June 1980 at Geneva, by the United...

The Food Aid Convention

The Food Aid Convention has been in operation since 1967 and renewed and/or reformulated over the years. The 1986 Convention was opened for renegotiation in December 1997, following the recommendations in respect of Least-Developed...

Workshop on productive capacity and international support measures for LDCs

From 3-6 November the Committee for Development Policy at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is holding a four-day workshop in Geneva to help Least Developed Countries (LDCs) benefit more from international support...

WTO and other international organizations promise assistance to LDCs for the implementation of the...

The World Trade Organization (WTO), International Trade Centre (ITC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), World Bank and...