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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.

 
 

 News

 
University of Nigeria (UNN)
18 February 2013Nigeria becomes forty-second country in Virtual Institute academic network
Flag of Gabon
06 February 2013UNCTAD certifies 16 port managers in Gabon
Flag of Djibouti
29 January 2013UNCTAD Investment Policy Review discussed at Djibouti workshop
Flag of south Sudan
21 December 2012UNCTAD acknowledges admission of South Sudan as forty-ninth LDC
LDC Report 2012
06 December 2012Engage, enable and empower the LDC diaspora, meeting told
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 Publications

 
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 Meetings and Events

 
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