Poverty reduction is a key element of the United Nations´ Millennium Development Goals, and also an overarching goal in the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010.
Drawing on years of research on the challenge of reducing poverty in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), UNCTAD is organizing a series of sub-regional workshops to present and debate its research insights on this issue, and its production-oriented approach to poverty reduction.
This workshop will be the first event in this series, designed for policy makers, advisers and experts in these countries and their development partners.
The aim of the workshop is to help African LDCs and their partners better understand the challenge of reducing poverty through productive capacity development, and to discuss relevant policies to that end.
The workshop is expected to enhance the formulation of national development and poverty reduction strategies, as well as productive capacity development and trade-related policies.