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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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Trade and Development Board
04 July 2012UNCTAD to continue close collaboration with NEPAD
Flag of Lesotho
02 July 2012Workshop being held in Lesotho on services trade negotiations
Economic Development in Africa Report 2012
12 June 20122012 Economic Development in Africa Report calls for "sustainable" economic transformation
02 May 2012UNCTAD calls for mainstreaming organic agriculture into development agenda
19 April 2012LDC Ministers issue declaration in support of UNCTAD's role
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