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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.

 
 

 News

 
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12 September 2012LLDCs need to move from being land-locked to become land-linked, says UNCTAD Deputy S-G
Enabling the Graduation of LDCs
06 September 2012Many LDCs still over dependent on a few commodities, lack food security, UNCTAD study finds
27 August 2012Tanzania implementing UNCTAD e-Regulations programme for investors and entrepreneurs
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22 August 2012Chinese firms urged to avoid past mistakes of Western multinationals in Africa
Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa
20 August 2012UNCTAD-MEFMI regional workshop in Harare moves forward on debt data validation procedures
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 Meetings and Events

 
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