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Strengthening smooth transition from the least developed country category


  • Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy


This report makes some preliminary suggestions for actions to be taken by the international development community and the graduating countries to strengthen the process of preparing for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category.The report also offers concrete proposals for addressing in a systematic manner, the current concerns among LDCs about the ad-hoc nature of the extension and phasing out of measures provided by certain development and trading partners.

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  • Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy, 2012. "Strengthening smooth transition from the least developed country category," CDP Background Papers 014, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
  • Handle: RePEc:une:cpaper:014

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    least-developed countries; smooth transition; official development aid; trade preferences; special and differential treatment;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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