The LDC IV Monitor convened an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Promoting Inclusive Growth in the LDCs through Improved Global Governance” ahead of the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). The meeting took place on 29 February 2016 at the OECD Development Centre, Paris.
The meeting decided to generate four major inputs to feed into the preparatory process of the MTR of the IPoA. The MTR is to take place in Antalya, Turkey on 27-29 May 2016. The Monitor’s research and analytical inputs will concentrate on the following areas:
- Economic diversification, productive capacity growth and productivity change;
- Revisiting the IPoA in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- Graduation and post-graduation strategies of the LDCs;
- New challenges and opportunities for the LDCs;
Experts from the partner organisations of the Monitor viz. the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka; Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), Istanbul; Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec), London; Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Dar es Salaam; Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), Clermont-Ferrand; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva; and OECD Development Centre, Paris –took part in the EGM.