Central African Republic

April 21, 2020 - Deanna Ramsay

What are least developed countries doing in response to COVID-19?

A roundup of recent news on the global pandemic, covering issues facing some of the world’s poorest countries – and what they are doing

April 23, 2019 - Daria Shatskova, Deanna Ramsay

For LDC exporters and EU importers, getting back to origins

Digital system set to streamline procedures for trade from LDCs to the EU

July 05, 2018 -

Minding the trade gap: What lies ahead for Least Developed Countries

In the last two decades, there has been a boom in world trade driven by large reductions in trade barriers and unprecedented interlinkages among countries, and South-South trade has grown. Yet the world's poorest nations, designated Least Developed Countries (LDCs), engage in less than 1% of global trade while home to 13% of the world’s population