African LDCs assess their development performance

  The Africa regional meeting in preparation for the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries concluded Tuesday, March 9 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a call for a new approach to the development challenges facing the Least […]

Promised fund for climate change adaptation, mitigation

  Shahiduzzaman Khan PRIME Minister Sheikh Hasina recently requested the donors for quick disbursement of the climate change adaptation and mitigation fund to counter the adverse impact of the changing climate on Bangladesh. The country needs such funds quickly promised […]

Encouraging sustainable tourism for development in the world’s least developed countries: Samoa

  By Nicola Winter   Most of the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) are avoided or overlooked by tourists. However, tourism can make valuable contributions to the economic growth of a country, and many LDCs have amazing things to offer […]

UNCTAD: New model needed to help world’s poorest nations

  A new approach is necessary if the world’s most poverty-stricken countries — recently battered by the food and energy crises, the global recession, and, in some cases, natural disasters — are to escape their predicament, speakers said this afternoon […]

LDCs need investment, not aid – UN Official

Poor nations need investment from developed countries to break the poverty trap and catch up with the rest of the world, said a senior United Nations official yesterday. “ODA (official development assistance) is good, but the future of LDCs’ depends […]