LDCs Publications

26 December 2018

At the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), world leaders pledged to: “to adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for LDCs [and] offer financial and technical support for (…) access to information on investment facilities and risk insurance and guarantees such as through MIGA, as requested by the LDCs.” This study examines

11 December 2018

The analysis in this paper shows that despite the importance of STI, African LDCs are lagging far behind other countries in various STI indicators, including R&D, human resource capacity, patents and innovation.

14 November 2018

This paper focuses on what the development partners of least developed countries (LDCs) can do to help those countries get more ‘sustainable’ foreign investment - investment that contributes to their sustainable development - and indicates some options for support that need to be further explored.

19 September 2018

The policy briefs focus on links between SDG 7 and the SDGs that will be under review at the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) taking place in New York,  namely SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), and SDG 17 (partnerships f

19 September 2018

The report outlines challenges and successes encountered by four countries and is a summary of the four reports prepared by the Broadband Commission’s Working Group on Broadband for the most vulnerable countries. Lessons learnt are presented from four evidence-based country studies in Cambodia, Rwanda, Senegal and Vanuatu.

04 September 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. 

19 June 2018

This report highlights the opportunities that ICTs deliver to tackle development challenges in the most vulnerable countries in the world.

01 June 2017

The purpose of this occasional policy papers series, published by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), is to analyse policy issues relating to the development of the least developed countries (LDCs), stimulate discussions and promote international cooperation.