Least-Developed Countries

Least-Developed Countries

The countries with the lowest GDP relative to the remainder of the world. The least developed countries are characterized by little or no industry and/or a high dependence on foreign aid. Some of the least developed countries are dependent on worker remittances from relatives working in other countries. See also: International development.
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The donation will help developing and least-developed countries improve their sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity.
The conference aimed to assess the progress of the world's least-developed countries over the past five years and their path to sustainable development.
We must keep the pressure on to make sure that the promised climate finance is sufficient to enable the least-developed countries to adapt to present and future climate change.
Pointing out that the WTO member states had agreed on reforms for opening new markets for the least-developed countries and worked out a long-term accord, the president stressed that further action was needed to find solutions to serve interests of the WTO countries and nations across the world.
Trade liberalisation came as a means but not as a goal, while the goal is economic development and prosperity by allowing developing countries and least-developed countries to integrated into the global economy and enhance employment, he said.
Summary: WASHINGTON- The US government said on Friday it is investigating the probable economic effects of eliminating all tariffs and quotas on goods from the world's least-developed countries.
The meeting between Karzai and Ban came a day ahead delegates from least-developed countries are all set to gather in Istanbul for a regional conference scheduled to begin on Monday.
Summary: United Nations, Rabi Al-Akhir 25, 1432, March 30, 2011, SPA -- The world&'s least-developed countries have made only incremental progress in overcoming poverty in recent decades, with just three of 51 poor nations advancing enough to leave the group, a U.
What agricultural aid relationship does the EU expect to have with the least-developed countries in Latin America?
Trade is the fuel for growth but not the engine", said UNCTAD's least-developed countries specialist Michael Herrmann.
Vietnam has been removed from the list of least-developed countries (LDCs), according to a recent report by the U.
Now we're expanding the partnership to the 50 least-developed countries.

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