New Plans For Women In LDCs To Win More Tenders

  The International Trade Centre (ITC), the Geneva-based joint agency of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations, has started looking into the issue of women missing out on lucrative procurement and government contracts, a common problem especially […]

Doha: The Non-“Development” Round

Trade ministers from around the world met at the World Trade Organization’s Eighth (8th) Ministerial Conference in Geneva (December 15th – 17th, 2011). They left the meeting with no clear path toward concluding the Doha Development Round, launched in November, […]

Neglected Disease Research Should Benefit More Than Just 48 LDCs

  A consortium of private and public organizations launched in October 2011 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) aims to accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis. Because […]

Side Event On “Aid And Development Effectiveness In The Least Developed Countries For The Implementation Of The Istanbul Programme Of Action”

The government of Nepal, the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island States and LDC Watch jointly organized a side event on Aid and Development Effectiveness in the Least Developed Countries […]

Aid Cuts To Middle-income Countries Worsen Global Poverty And Ill-health

What do the EU, the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria, and the World Bank’s International Development Association have in common? All of them want to save money during a fiscal crunch by cutting off aid to middle-income countries […]