Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes
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In support of UNCTAD's vision of "Prosperity for All", the Division focuses its initiatives on the poorest and most vulnerable developing countries in the world.

The Division aims to address development challenges in Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as well as in countries with specific geographical barriers, notably Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Division offers targeted, analytically-sound policy recommendations and technical assistance to foster inclusive and sustainable development, aligning its work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Division conducts evidenced-based research and policy development; publishes flagship reports including the Least Developed Countries Report, and the Economic Development in Africa Report; produces UN-mandated Vulnerability Profiles, tracks progress towards graduation, and prepares smooth transition strategies for LDCs; provides tailor-made and demand-driven technical assistance programmes; supports and facilitates intergovernmental consensus building and coordinates UNCTAD's work on Africa, LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS.

 

 News

 
10 July 2013The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 launched in Addis Ababa
Africa Report
10 July 2013While reducing African trade barriers, don't forget to boost private sector, report advises governments
08 July 2013Hopeful trends cited for Africa
11 June 2013Deputy Secretary-General meets with Japanese aid agencies
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28 May 2013Help for landlocked developing countries in keeping services statistics
23 May 2013Three Angolan provinces host training workshops on sustainable tourism
16 May 2013Fifty-nine participants in Angola complete course on productive capacities and poverty reduction
10 May 2013UNCTAD services study tour sends Ugandan officials to South Africa
09 May 2013‘TradeMark’ adopts UNCTAD’s classification of non-tariff measures
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02 May 2013Mozambique discusses plans to boost its attraction of investment
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 Documents and Publications

 
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