United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa)
Difficulties Graduating from 'Least Developed Country' Status
Least Developed Countries (LDC) are countries that have a combination of low per capita income and score lowly on two composite indicators relating to the level of human development and degree of economic vulnerability, according to Mr. Andrew Mold, Acting Director of ECA in the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa. The Least Developed Countries Report 2016 shows that global poverty is increasingly concentrated within the group of 48 LDC countries. Currently, approximately 80 percent (38 of the 48) of the LDCs are African. Read more. More on the ECA in this BRIEFING.
Economic Commission for Africa, 15 December 2016
Kigali 15 December (ECA)- After several years of resilience following the global financial crisis, economic growth in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) has declined sharply… Read more »
Least Developed Countries Report 2016 - The Path to Graduation and Beyond: Making the Most of the Process"
- Publication Date:
- 13 December 2016
Forty-eight countries are currently designated by the United Nations as "least developed countries" (LDCs). These are: Afghanistan, Angola, ... see more »
The Least Developed Countries Report 2016 shows that global poverty is increasingly concentrated within the group of 48 LDC countries. Currently, approximately 80 percent (38 of the 48) of the LDCs are African.
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) speakers offered a plethora of insight at the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development #UNCTAD14, taking place in Nairobi, K Read more »