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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

 
03 September 2014UNCTAD hears SIDS leaders’ call for special international support measures
01 September 2014Vanuatu prepares to shed 'least developed country' status with UNCTAD-led review of 'green' export opportunities
04 July 2014Africa must broaden sources of growth and investment to create jobs and reduce poverty, UNCTAD report argues
03 July 2014Challenges of transit trade and trade facilitation in West Africa addressed by UNCTAD at workshop
02 May 2014High-level panel from Africa backs youth entrepreneurship policies
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 Publications

 
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 Meetings and Events

 
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