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Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC)
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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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26 May 2016African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement discussed by experts
23 May 2016Thematic High-level Event on Economic Transformation of Least Developed Countries, Antalya, 28 May 2016
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13 April 2016Helping Cambodia prepare for growing competition as neighboring countries sign free trade agreements
12 April 2016UNCTAD and the European University Institute organize training on Rules of Origin
21 March 2016West African States meet to prepare a common position on the Continental Free Trade Area
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