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    The Least Developed Countries Report 2015: Transforming Rural Economies (English)
    Report by UNCTAD, 2015, 190 pages
    Categories: Globalization and Development Strategies

    The Least Developed Countries Report 2015 focuses on the transformation of rural economies. It assesses LDCs’ progress in agricultural productivity, the extent and nature of their rural economic diversification as well as gender issues in rural transformation. In order to eradicate poverty in rural areas of LDCs, the report proposes a new approach, articulated around a three-phase increase in infrastructure investment, and the combination of increasing agricultural productivity and promoting non-farm activities. In order to finance this, the report calls for donors to fulfill their commitments on the quality of aid as well as its quantity. Furthermore, it proposes an increase in the target for aid to LDCs to a level reflecting their share of global needs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    The Least Developed Countries Report 2015: Transforming Rural Economies - Overview (English)
    Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
    Summary by UNCTAD, 2015, 26 pages
    Categories: Globalization and Development Strategies

    The Least Developed Countries Report 2015 focuses on the transformation of rural economies. It assesses LDCs’ progress in agricultural productivity, the extent and nature of their rural economic diversification as well as gender issues in rural transformation. In order to eradicate poverty in rural areas of LDCs, the report proposes a new approach, articulated around a three-phase increase in infrastructure investment, and the combination of increasing agricultural productivity and promoting non-farm activities. In order to finance this, the report calls for donors to fulfill their commitments on the quality of aid as well as its quantity. Furthermore, it proposes an increase in the target for aid to LDCs to a level reflecting their share of global needs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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