Least developed countries

We support the least developed countries to achieve structural economic transformation, increase productive capacity, reduce poverty and build resilience to adverse factors

Least Developed Countries Report


This annual report provides a comprehensive and authoritative source of socio-economic analysis and data on the world´s most impoverished countries.

The Report is intended for a broad readership of governments, policy makers, researchers and all those involved with LDCs´ development policies.

Each Report contains a statistical annex, which provides basic data on the LDCs.



Trade and Poverty Papers


The aim of this series is to disseminate the findings of research work on the inter-linkages between trade and poverty and to identify policy options at the national and international levels on the use of trade as a more effective tool for poverty eradication.

The opinions expressed in these papers are those of the authors and are not to be taken as the official views of UNCTAD or its member states.



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Smallest footprints, largest impacts

The world's poorest countries need more support to tackle "vastly unequal" impacts of climate change. Other countries must do more in line with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.