State of the Least Developed Countries 2018, Special Theme: Reducing vulnerabilities and strengthening resilience in LDCs (Official Report Launch: January 2019)

With two years left in the time frame for the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), a major drive is needed by all stakeholders to overcome the challenges faced by the LDCs, as outlined in the Programme of Action. While Chapter 1 of this report reviews the progress and challenges in the implementation of the IPoA, Chapter 2 explores options on how to reduce vulnerabilities and increase resilience, aspects that are fundamental for any progress towards sustainable development in LDCs.

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