Impact of COVID-19 on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and implications for resilient recovery

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

BACKGROUND

Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) lack direct access to seaports, trade through multiple border crossings and typically face high-cost administrative, transit and border procedures. This makes the LLDCs to be particularly vulnerable to cross-border restrictions and border closures, given their dependency on transit transport to access international markets. LLDCs are also characterized by structural vulnerabilities, including, undiversified economies, weak public health services, low productive capacities, inadequate transport and digital connectivity, and limited resources to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19.

 

ORGANISERS

The briefing is organized by Chair of LLDCs, Kazakhstan and UN-OHRLLS.