2018 Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Least Developed Countries on the Implementation of the IPoA

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 8:45am to Friday, 13 July 2018 - 1:00am



With two years away from the 2020 target date of the IPoA, it is timely for LDCs to review policy interventions aimed at building productive capacity and fostering structural transformation. The annual meeting of NFPs provides an opportunity for LDCs to learn from each other’s best practices and identify a range of effective policy options to accelerate implementation of the IPoA. This year, the meeting will also address statistical constraint of LDCs in monitoring the implementation of the IPoA, and discuss tailored support for capacity building. Given the close relationship between structural transformation and graduation, the meeting will also take stock of progress concerning graduation from the LDC category, and exchange views on enhanced support to graduating and graduated LDCs to ensure sustainable graduation.    

The meeting will be attended by designated National Focal Points of LDCs. Relevant UN agencies including UNCTAD, UNDP, DESA, regional commissions such as ECA and ESCAP, as well as the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS 21) are also invited to attend.



Background Materials



Session 1: Achieving structural transformation and economic growth in LDCs: challenges and opportunities


Session 2: Monitoring the implementation of the IPoA and SDGs: A focus on data challenges


Session 3: Graduation from LDC status and enhanced support measures for graduating and graduated LDCs

LDC National Focal Points

A network of National Focal Points (NFPs) of LDCs was established by OHRLLS after the adoption of the Brussels Programme of Action for LDCs in 2001.