Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

2071-9914 (online)
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The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.

Putting LDCs Back on Track

Challenges in Achieving the IPoA Targets You or your institution have access to this content

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Mohammad A. Razzaque, Kirthika Selvakumar1
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  • 1: Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom

08 Mar 2017
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This issue of Trade Hot Topics presents recent evidence that shows that least developed countries (LDCs) are not making encouraging progress on specific targets set out in the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), adopted at the Fourth United Nations Conference on LDCs. The paper also provides some suggestions in helping LDCs tackle the challenges confronting their trade and development prospects.
least developed countries (LDCs), LDC graduation, structural economic transformation, trade performance, sustainable development, Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA)
JEL Classification:
  • F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
  • O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development ; Role of International Organizations
  • O2: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Development Planning and Policy