Improving Access to Support Measures

This Portal gives users access to information about special international support measures (ISMsInternational Support Measures) adopted by the international development community for countries included in the LDC category. ISMsInternational Support Measures are meant to assist LDCsLeast Developed Countries in confronting their special development challenges and in achieving progress towards graduation from the category. The measures can be grouped into 3 broad areas of assistance:

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LDCs push for reform of preferential Rules of Origin

LDCs have advocated more effective preferential Rules of Origin at the meeting of the WTO...

Canada to reinstate preferential tariffs for Myanmar

Canada proposes to lift the trade sanctions imposed on Myanmar in 1997. The sanctions were part...

Workshop - CBA Training 21 November 2014

On Friday 21 November a cost-benefit analysis training will be given to participants in the...

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OECD finds slowing ODA growth in LDCs

The Chair of the DAC of OECD published the Development Co-operation Report 2014 : Mobilising...

Grants and concessional loans from Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development  (BMZ) awards grants...

Development aid at highest level ever in 2013

Official development aid has increased in 2013 by 6.1 %, reaching its highest level ever; a...

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UNCTAD helps Angola in preparing trade policy framework

A joint UNCTAD-Government of Angola consultative workshop was held on 29 and 30 September...

Asia-Pacific LDCs meet in Dhaka to discuss graduation gaps

Twelve Asia-Pacific LDCs are meeting at a regional conference in Dhaka to discuss which econo...

Nepal determined to leave the LDC group in 2022

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ram Sharan Mahat, announced that strategies to facilitate the...

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SPOTLIGHT summary: How long should the smooth transition period last?

In response to the lack of guidelines to support the transition of countries from the LDC...

ODA flows to LDCs in 2012: bilateral ODA declined significantly but how about multilateral development aid?

by Hiroshi Kawamura (*) Many in the donor community have expressed concern over the news from...

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LDCs push for reform of preferential Rules of Origin

LDCs have advocated more effective preferential Rules of Origin at the meeting of the WTO...

Canada to reinstate preferential tariffs for Myanmar

Canada proposes to lift the trade sanctions imposed on Myanmar in 1997. The sanctions were part...

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SPOTLIGHT: Improving the utilization of DFQF for LDCs

Although all LDCs are potentially able to benefit from the DFQF market access schemes offered by trading partners, and most products are covered, there are still obstacles that impede LDCs from...
Preferential Market Access

Is it age limit and how long can we benefit for the scolarship ?

Is it age limit and how long can we benefit for the scolarship ?
AUTM Developing Economies Scholarship