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 |   Issue 27   |   April 2020   |


The least developed countries (LDCs) are especially vulnerable to disasters like COVID-19. Check out our recent coverage of coronavirus, its impacts on the world’s poorest countries and what they - and international institutions - are doing in response.

    How can Africa’s trade ministers help combat COVID-19? Lessons from Ebola

The West African Ebola outbreak and what Liberia learned from that can offer useful insights for trade ministers confronting coronavirus.

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    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.

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  COVID-19, least developed countries and financial support

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian disaster. Expectedly, its effects go beyond the health of populations as it impacts most economies across the globe. For the least developed countries (LDCs), as for others, a swift response is required.

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 COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

Poverty, inequality and exclusion are key factors contributing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on all African countries. Issues like fragile healthcare systems, food insecurity and large informal economies make this much more than a massive health and economic crisis. COVID-19 is a fundamental development crisis for Africa.

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