May 29, 2020

Online discussion: LDC graduation & COVID-19

Only 5 countries have graduated from LDC status since the category was established in 1971. 12 are set to potentially graduate in the coming years, largely based on economic gains. But with COVID-19 slowing economies and trade, is LDC graduation in peril?

28 May 2020

SPEAKERS

• H.E. Ambassador Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative to the Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the World Trade Organization

• Daniel Gay, Advisor to United Nations Committee for Development Policy Secretariat

• Jodie Keane, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

MODERATOR

• Deanna Ramsay, Managing Editor, Trade for Development News by EIF

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