The Least Developed Countries Report 2013: Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development
The Least Developed Countries Report 2013: Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development will be presented to the Board.
This year, the report will review the recent economic performance of the least developed countries (LDCs) and examine the employment challenge in these countries. Approximately 130 million people in LDCs will be entering the labour force until 2020, while the total until 2040 is expected to be around 450 million. Thus, creating sufficient and decent employment opportunities for all is a real challenge. Unfortunately, recent experience shows that the link between growth and employment in LDCs is not automatic.
The Least Developed Countries Report 2013 aims at raising awareness and galvanizing the attention of policymakers with regard to the magnitude of the problem.
The report also reviews and analyses recent labour market performance of LDCs, compares it with future needs in relation to job creation and elaborates concrete policy recommendations for growth with employment.
Report of the Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget on its sixty-sixth session (2–4 December 2013)
Designation of non-governmental organizations for the purposes of rule 77 of the rules of procedure of the Board