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:


International support measures from development partners related to  international trade. 

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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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SPOTLIGHT: Improving DFQF for LDCs

Paving the way for increased participation of LDCs in world trade requires effective market...

LDCs to keep DFQF benefits in Canada

The Canadian Government announced major changes to its General Preferential Tariff, its GSP scheme...

Survey Results

Surveys on trade-related support measures contained in the various WTO commitments made in favour...

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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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Upcoming Ministerial Conference on Productive Capacities in LDCs

  O n 28-31 July 2014, a Ministerial Conference on New Partnerships for the...

Nepal on the road to LDC graduation

N epal might lose its LDC status by 2022. This is in accordance with the Istanbul Program of...

TÜBITAK Graduate Scholarship Programme for LDCs is accepting applications

Applications are invited for TÜBITAK graduate scholarship available for the citizens of least...

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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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LDC imports push Italian rice out of the market

Rice imports from LDCs into the EU are taking over Italy’s share in the market, says the Italy...

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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

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