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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World Bank Group and WTO team up to enable Trade Facilitation

The World Bank Group and the WTO have decided to increase their collaboration in the context of...

Lesotho and Rwanda among the ten most competitive economies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two LDCs feature in the top ten list of most competitive Sub Saharan economies: Rwanda and...

Six LDCs have acceded to the WTO

As of 26 June 2014, six LDCs have acceded to the WTO.  Eight other LDCs are in the process of...

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Development aid at highest level ever in 2013

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

Untied ODA to LDCs

In 2001, OECD-DAC members adopted a Recommendation to untie much of the ODA to LDCs. In 2011,...

ODA and private sector development for youth employment in LDCs

One of the pledges of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) focuses on the employment of youth...

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Nepal determined to leave the LDC group in 2022

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

UNDESA discusses LDC graduation in the margins of the LDC conference in Benin

On 28-31 July 2014, the ministerial meeting on new partnerships for productive capacity building...

Upcoming Ministerial Conference on Productive Capacities in LDCs

  O n 28-31 July 2014, a Ministerial Conference on New Partnerships for 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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World Bank Group and WTO team up to enable Trade Facilitation

The World Bank Group and the WTO have decided to increase their collaboration in the context of...

Lesotho and Rwanda among the ten most competitive economies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two LDCs feature in the top ten list of most competitive Sub Saharan economies: Rwanda and...

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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...
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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