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 request extension of transitional period for TRIPS obligations related to pharmaceutical products

The 34 LDC members of the WTO have requested to extend the transitional period under article...

WTO Director General discusses progress in implementation of LDC related decisions in Bali package

At the LDC Group retreat in Montreux, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo talked about the...

Bangladesh new coordinator for LDCs in WTO

Bangladesh was appointed as coordinator for the LDCs in the WTO during a meeting of the LDC...

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When should concessional loans be reported as ODA?

Members of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Financing for Development: what is at stake for the LDCs

The Permanent Mission of Benin and Chair of the Global Coordination Bureau of the Group of...

Targeting ODA towards LDCs: larger flows or smaller commitments?

The donor community has been increasingly interested in addressing shortcomings in the access to...

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Asia Pacific LDCs meet in Kathmandu to discuss graduation strategies and Post 2015 agenda

From 16 to 18 December, a Ministerial meeting took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. Delegates...

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...

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When should concessional loans be reported as ODA?

Members of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

Targeting ODA towards LDCs: larger flows or smaller commitments?

The donor community has been increasingly interested in addressing shortcomings in the access to...

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LDCs request extension of transitional period for TRIPS obligations related to pharmaceutical products

The 34 LDC members of the WTO have requested to extend the transitional period under article...

WTO Director General discusses progress in implementation of LDC related decisions in Bali package

At the LDC Group retreat in Montreux, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo talked about the...

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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