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The Least Developed Countries Report 2010

Towards a New International Development Architecture for LDCs

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: December 2010
  • Page count: 298
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 10.II.D.5

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About the book

This report calls for the creation of a new international development architecture (NIDA) for the LDCs aimed at: a) reversing their marginalization in the global economy and helping them in their catch-up efforts; b) supporting a pattern of accelerated economic growth and diversification to improve the well-being of all their people; and c) helping them graduate from LCD status. The NIDA for LDCs would be constituted through reforms of the global economic regimes which directly affect development and poverty reduction in LDCs, and through the design of a new generation of special international support mechanisms for the LDCs aimed at addressing their specific structural constraints and vulnerabilities. Increasing South-South cooperation could play an important role in a NIDA for LCDs. The Report proposes five major pillars of the NIDA: finance, trade, commodities, technology, and climate change mitigation and adaptation and identifies a forward-looking action.