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The least developed countries report 2009; the state and development governance.


The least developed countries report 2009; the state and development governance.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

United Nations Publications


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Every three years the United Nations Economic and Social Council identifies the world's least developed countries on the basis of low income, human assets weakness, and economic vulnerability. The current list contains 49 countries, all of them in Asia or Africa, or on islands. This report looks at the group as a whole, citing statistics on individual countries only to illustrate the discussion. It covers the implications of the global economic crisis for the countries, the role of the state in development governance, meeting the macroeconomic challenges, setting the agenda for agricultural policy in the countries, and tailoring industrial policy to them.

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