State of the LDCs: Reducing Vulnerability and Strengthening Resilience in LDCs (2018)

This fifth report on the State of the LDCs is a call to action. The report assesses progress in achieving the goals and targets of the Istanbul Programme of Action and then focuses on what has to happen to reduce vulnerability and building resilience in the LDCs. 

With two years left in the time frame for the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), a major drive is needed by all stakeholders to overcome the challenges faced by the LDCs, as outlined in the Programme of Action. While Chapter 1 of this report reviews the progress and challenges in the implementation of the IPoA, Chapter 2 explores options on how to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience, aspects that are fundamental for any progress towards sustainable development in LDCs.