Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes
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In support of UNCTAD's vision of "Prosperity for All", the Division focuses its initiatives on the poorest and most vulnerable developing countries in the world.

The Division aims to address development challenges in Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as well as in countries with specific geographical barriers, notably Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Division offers targeted, analytically-sound policy recommendations and technical assistance to foster inclusive and sustainable development, aligning its work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Division conducts evidenced-based research and policy development; publishes flagship reports including the Least Developed Countries Report, and the Economic Development in Africa Report; produces UN-mandated Vulnerability Profiles, tracks progress towards graduation, and prepares smooth transition strategies for LDCs; provides tailor-made and demand-driven technical assistance programmes; supports and facilitates intergovernmental consensus building and coordinates UNCTAD's work on Africa, LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS.

 

 News

 
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01 May 2013Djibouti officials pledge reforms as final version of Investment Policy Review is unveiled
26 April 2013Experts discuss the contribution of tourism to sustainable development
12 April 2013Pushing forward Lesotho’s services agenda
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21 March 2013UNCTAD launches Trade and Development Strategy for Comoros
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06 March 2013Secretary-General speaks at FAO session on investing in agriculture
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18 February 2013Nigeria becomes forty-second country in Virtual Institute academic network
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06 February 2013UNCTAD certifies 16 port managers in Gabon
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29 January 2013UNCTAD Investment Policy Review discussed at Djibouti workshop
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20 December 2012UNCTAD acknowledges admission of South Sudan as forty-ninth LDC
LDC Report 2012
05 December 2012Engage, enable and empower the LDC diaspora, meeting told
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 Events and Meetings

 
 

 Documents and Publications

 
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