UNCTAD LDC Report: putting productive capacities first
Expanding and diversifying productive capacities will better position least developed countries (LDCs) to tap the financing and e-trade opportunities that will underpin their Covid-19 recovery. This was a recurrent theme in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Least Developed Countries Report 2020, which cautioned however that the international community must first rally with resources, policy space and better international support measures.
Action plan for increasing LDCs’ share of blended finance
Least developed countries (LDCs) receive only 6% of the private finance mobilized globally through blended finance, and even then funds are concentrated in a handful of LDCs while ‘last mile’ countries, sectors and businesses miss out.
Opinion: How the pandemic exposes power imbalances in global supply chains
Photo: An apparel worker at a garment factory that reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
What are least developed countries doing in response to COVID-19?
A roundup of recent news on the global pandemic, covering issues facing some of the world’s poorest countries – and what they are doing
The EIF partnership commends Myanmar's swift progress in programme implementation
Myanmar is making rapid strides in the implementation of the EIF programme