UNCTAD, through its Debt and Development Finance Branch (DDFB)
, works on analytical issues
technical assistance, primarily in the areas of external and domestic debt.
UNCTAD began working on debt issues during the 1970s. As the debt situation of developing countries has evolved over the following three decades, DDFB has provided up-to-date analysis of the most important developments and emerging issues in international debt, and adapted its technical assistance to the changing needs of developing countries.