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The Division focuses on the poorest and most vulnerable developing countries in the world. Specifically, it aims to increase understanding of the development problems of Africa and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as well as countries with specific geographical impediments, notably Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The Division proposes policies for actions to support inclusive and sustainable development.

Main outputs
  • Undertake targeted policy-focused analysis
  • Provide innovative policy options
  • Deliver tailor-made technical assistance, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
  • Support intergovernmental consensus building
  • Coordinate the work of UNCTAD on countries covered by the Division
  • Represent UNCTAD at the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa)

Over 90 developing countries fall under the Division's areas of work.

ALDC Annual Report 2015
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25 November 2015Least Developed Countries Report 2015
Kampot Pepper
26 October 2015Premium Cambodian pepper shows how poor countries can successfully trade rural products
UN 70th
26 October 2015Unique artwork celebrating rural products created for the UN's 70th anniversary
14 October 2015With markets for organic produce booming, African farmers and other stakeholders gather to discuss reaping the benefits
12 October 2015At Manila workshop, stakeholders ask how poor countries in Asia and the Pacific can put into place development-oriented trade policies
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