“The LDCs are the battleground on which the post-2015 agenda will be won or lost”, David Woodward, UNCTAD senior adviser and and co-author of the study, told Devex on the sidelines of the report’s launch last Friday at the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels.
Of the 48 countries designated by the U.N. as LDCs, two-thirds are in sub-Saharan Africa and the rest are in Asia (9), the Pacific (4) and Haiti in the Caribbean. Most of them have been reporting strong economic growth over the last decade, but many remain far from meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
Author: Diederik Kramers
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