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Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries in the next decade: Strategy and policy agenda for building productive capacities


  • Clovis Freire

    () (Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP)


New measures and strategies for the sustainable development of the least developed countries into the next decade should pay special attention to the transformation of their productive capacities – not only to produce more of the same but to produce and trade new and more sophisticated products. Productive capacities can be generated by the process of strategic diversification through the combined efforts of the State and the private sector with a supportive role played by development partners. This Policy Brief outlines a policy agenda for such an effort in the context of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).

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  • Clovis Freire, 2011. "Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries in the next decade: Strategy and policy agenda for building productive capacities," MPDD Policy Briefs PB8, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:pbmpdd:pb8

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