Webinar: Building Productive Capacities for Sustainable Development in the LDCs

الثلاثاء, 11 May 2021 - 9:30pm

This event is a preparatory meeting on the road to UNCTAD 15 and LDC5.

It will equip members States with a deeper understanding of the technical and substantive role that building, maintaining, and utilizing productive capacities plays in laying the foundations for a sustained and inclusive growth path for the least developed countries (LDCs). It intends to provide member States in Geneva and New York with an opportunity to reflect on the critical role of productive capacities in building back better from crises, kickstarting the process of structural transformation needed to achieve graduation, and in the long run, achieving sustainable development.

Given the COVID-19 realities, the webinar will provide a space for Member States to explore innovative ways and strategies to address the trade and development challenges facing the LDCs. Member States can seize this opportunity to further their preparations for the upcoming Fifteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD15) and the Fifth United Nations Conference on the LDCs (LDC5) and find transformative measures that will help member States to go beyond what has been done in the past to catalyze the LDC agenda and to rethink how to address development.


Key questions to be addressed

  • How do productive capacities support an inclusive process of structural transformation in the LDCs that would enable them to reach ‘graduation with momentum’?
  • In a post-COVID-19 world, how can LDCs build, maintain, and transform productive capacities to boost long-term macroeconomic stability, debt management and build systemic resilience?
  • What transformative measures and productive capacities are needed to propel the LDC agenda towards better economic and sustainable development?


Expected outcome

The substantive discussions and views of member States of member States will be reflected in a Chair’s Summary. The Summary will serve as a input to a forthcoming High-level Segment of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board.


The event will be held online in English via WebEx. Participation is open to representatives and delegates of member States based in Geneva and New York. To access the event, please use the following link.