LDCs

25 April 2022

The hard-won development gains of the Least Developed Countries were virtually wiped out by COVID-19.

12 April 2022

The crippling cost of debt financing for many developing countries has hamstrung their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, forced cutbacks in development spending, and constrained their ability to respond to further shocks, according to a new report launched by the United Nations today.  

07 April 2022

A new publication, launched the day before adoption of the Doha Programme of Action, explores how increased South-South and triangular cooperation can enhance the delivery of the new compact for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

26 September 2021

LDCs are in urgent need of a pathway to accelerate their progress on universal access to sustainable energy.

20 September 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how poorly prepared Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are for a digital world. Uneven connectivity within the group has meant that many people and businesses in LDCs could not avail themselves of high-speed networks for remote learning, access to e-government services and online shopping.

28 August 2021

Energy can create transformational opportunities. For the 759 million people in the world who lack access to electricity, the introduction of clean energy solutions can bring vital services such as improved healthcare, better education and affordable broadband, creating new jobs, livelihoods and sustainable economic value to reduce poverty.

08 April 2021

Hard-won progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS is being eroded slowly but significantly.

18 March 2021