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:

Trade

International support measures from development partners related to  international trade. 

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Development

Support measures related to the volume and quality of Official Development Assistance.

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General Support

Other support measures such as dedicated travel funds and caps on contributions to the UN.

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Yemen becomes 160th member of WTO

On June 26 2014, Yemen joined the WTO, after 13 years of negotiating. The country applied for...

Pakistan set to offer SAARC LDCs duty free market access

Pakistan is committed to grant LDCs that are member of the SAARC duty-free market access for...

Bangladesh and Turkey about to start trade negotiations to establish FTA

Later this month, a delegation from Bangladesh will travel to Ankara to initiate trade...

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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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Customs Management System

Project Name: Customs Management System Implementing Institutions: UNCTAD Main Donors:...

Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project

Project Name: Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification Project ...

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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...

Yemen becomes 160th member of WTO

On June 26 2014, Yemen joined the WTO, after 13 years of negotiating. The country applied for...

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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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AUTM Developing Economies Scholarship