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UN ECA: Review of Progress of African LDCs

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has released its 2020 Review of progress made on the Programme of Action for the LDCs...

The need to extend the WTO TRIPS pharmaceuticals transition period for LDCs in the...

27 August 2020.  CDP Policy Review No. 10 By Daniel Gay and Kevin Gallagher. Bangladesh is one of the most successful least developed countries (LDCs)....

EIF Resource Mobilization Guidebook

The EIF has released an updated version of its Resource Mobilization Guidebook, which contains information on funding for trade development in LDCs.  This year's edition...

LDCs and right to development

The report of the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Right to Development, issued on 23 July 2020 contains a...

Prioritising the Poor: LDCs and Trade in Covid-19-Related Medical Supplies (The Commonwealth)

3 August 2020.  New report by the Commonwealth Secretariat - "Prioritising the Poor: LDCs and Trade in COVID-19-Related Medical Supplies", Trade Hot Topics, issue...

Piloting Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Least Developed Countries: Impacts, Experiences, and Lessons Learnt: A...

3 August 2020. Sustainability reporting practice is scarce in most LDCs. UN-OHRLLS commissioned the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to support two companies in LDCs...

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...

Papers and reports on graduation

Recent papers, reports, blogs on LDC graduation by UN system entities and others Towards Sustainable Graduation of South Asian LDCs in the aftermath of...

New reports on LDC Expert Group (LEG) on climate change

May 2020. Reports for the 52nd session of the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Implementation, to be held in Bonn in October 2020, have recently...

WTO/EIF – Trade impacts of LDC graduation

May 2020.  "At the request of the Group of Least-Developed Countries (LDC Group), the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, with the support of...

Secretary-General’s report on progress by LDCs

A new report from the UN Secretary-General assesses development progress made by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) since 2011, which is threatened by COVID-19...