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 |   Issue 28   |   May 2020   |


A dozen least developed countries (LDCs) were on schedule to leave the category by the middle of the decade. But that timetable now looks uncertain. Explore all things LDC graduation, from a new report to new analysis. 

  How does graduation from least developed country status change a nation’s trade prospects?

A new WTO report "Trade Impacts of LDC Graduation” looks at how graduation may affect least developed countries (LDCs)’ participation in world trade, including their access to export markets, and implications for their WTO commitments. The report is the product of a joint effort between WTO and EIF.

    Six suggestions for improving support to least developed countries

by  Daniel Gay

To get LDC graduation back on track, and to help other LDCs, reform of the international system of support must be fundamental and far-reaching.

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 South Asian least developed countries: The rocky path to sustainable graduation

by  Rajan Sudesh RatnaHang T.T. Tran

How will graduation impact countries in South Asia and the trade support they benefit from? How can they prepare?


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