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Tag: Least Developed Countries

Roads to stronger growth in low-income countries

Roads to stronger growth in low-income countries

13 Jan 17  News
Low-income countries should build more infrastructure to strengthen growth. A new IMF analysis looks at ways to overcome obstacles. The clock is now ticking on the 2030 Agend...
African integration: Facing up to emerging challenges

African integration: Facing up to emerging challenges

09 Jan 17  News
Least developed countries (LDCs) and low-income countries, particularly in Africa, have been enjoying a sustained period of economic growth and macroeconomic stability. Nevertheles...
G20 policies and least developed countries’ export performance

G20 policies and least developed countries’ export performance

06 Jan 17  News
Key Indicators and Trends in Trade Policy 2016 – G20 policies and LDCs’ export performance During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progress...
Finance and development

Finance and development

04 Jan 17  Themes
Financial services, foreign investment, and international aid are essential for improved trade and long-term development in poor economies. tralac’s work in this area examines ho...
Sustainable development: EU sets out its priorities

Sustainable development: EU sets out its priorities

23 Nov 16  News
On Tuesday, 22 November, the European Commission set out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world. It also set out how it plan...
The EU’s new offer to Africa

The EU’s new offer to Africa

29 Sep 16  News
The European Commission’s plan for a multi-billion African investment vehicle was one of few highlights in Jean-Claude Juncker’s often turgid state of the Union speech earlier ...
Market access for products and services of export interest to least developed countries: Summary of recent developments

Market access for products and services of export interest to least developed countries: Summary of recent developments

26 Sep 16  News
Executive summary LDC exports of goods and services grew by an annual average of 7.6% over the 2005-2015 period and, thus, slightly more than the exports of other developing econo...
Industrialization in Africa and least developed countries: A report to the G20 Development Working Group by UNIDO

Industrialization in Africa and least developed countries: A report to the G20 Development Working Group by UNIDO

06 Sep 16  News
In the run-up to the 11th G20 Summit taking place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on 4 and 5 September, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) published a new...
Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa, May 2015 – April 2016

Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa, May 2015 – April 2016

31 Aug 16  News
Sixty-third executive session of the Trade and Development Board, 27-29 September 2016 Agenda items for the meeting of the Board include presentation of the report on UNCTAD ...
Fifth Meeting of Trade Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries: Geneva Ministerial Declaration

Fifth Meeting of Trade Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries: Geneva Ministerial Declaration

30 Jun 16  News
We, the Ministers and officials responsible for trade of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), have met in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 and 24 June 2016 and have held our del...
Third Trade Policy Review of Malawi: Minutes of the Meeting

Third Trade Policy Review of Malawi: Minutes of the Meeting

08 Jun 16  News
The third Trade Policy Review of Malawi was held on 27 and 29 April 2016, providing a good opportunity for Members to discuss in greater detail issues of interest to them and ...
10th WTO Ministerial Conference – Nairobi: Resource box

10th WTO Ministerial Conference – Nairobi: Resource box

13 Dec 15  News
WTO members concluded their Tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi on 19 December by securing an historic agreement on a series of trade initiatives. The “Nairobi Package” pay...
New study: Assessment of economic benefits generated by the EU trade regimes towards the developing countries

New study: Assessment of economic benefits generated by the EU trade regimes towards the developing countries

07 Jul 15  News
It is a well-known fact that EU trade policy is a significant tool for development policy. Indeed, the EU has a long tradition of granting preferential access into its market for e...
New World Bank Group report charts road map for financial inclusion

New World Bank Group report charts road map for financial inclusion

12 Nov 13  News
Low-income populations benefit the most from technological innovations such as mobile payments, mobile banking, and borrower identification based on fingerprinting and iris scans, ...
EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

07 Mar 13  News
The East African Community (EAC) partner states should ask the World Trade Organisation to unconditionally accord the Least Developed Group (LDC) an extension of the transition per...
Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

11 May 11  Publications
Over the past four decades Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have received preferential access to the markets of most of the major developed countries under various Generalised Syst...
The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

19 Jan 10  Publications
The current Round of trade negotiations is the first ‘Development Round’. Given the challenges of addressing development issues in the context of trade negotiations in the WTO ...
Workshop on Aid for Trade and the Doha Agenda: Implications for Southern Africa, 23-24 August 2006

Workshop on Aid for Trade and the Doha Agenda: Implications for Southern Africa, 23-24 August 2006

25 Aug 06  Event
On 23 to 24 August 2006, the South African National Treasury, the Commonwealth Secretariat (Comsec) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) organized a wor...

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