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Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

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.

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Putting LDCs Back on Track

Challenges in Achieving the IPoA Targets

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.

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Keywords: structural economic transformation, trade performance, LDC graduation, sustainable development, least developed countries (LDCs), Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA)
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