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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organized by the Division on Technology and Logistics, Knowledge Development Branch
Policy Capacity Building Section / P166 Courses
Assessing the progress of the least developed countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXVI)
Friday, 13 April 2018 (10:00 to 13:00)


The international community has adopted several development goals specific to LDCs, especially in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development โ€“ and its Sustainable Development Goals โ€“ and the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011โ€“2020. Progress towards these goals should be measured to evaluate the adequacy of domestic and international frameworks and policy actions in their pursuit, and possibly consider the need for adjustments in the course of action.

To assist the international community in assessing the progress of LDCs in achieving selected international development goals, UNCTAD undertakes research and analytical work in its areas of competence and mandate. In particular, it tracks development targets related to economic growth, trade and financing for development.

This short course will explore the following issues:

  • Recent performance of LDC economies: their growth and trade goals
  • Trends in international financing of LDC economies
  • Impact of current developments in the world economy on the outlook of the economic performance of LDCs
  • How the future graduation of a number of LDCs is likely to affect the development goals of LDCs.


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Delivered by the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes

From 10 am to 1pm

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