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THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES REPORT, 2002

Book information
UN symbol:  UNCTAD/LDC/2002
Sales no.:  E.02.II.D.13
ISBN:  92-1-112562-6
ISSN:  0257-7550
No. of pages:  320  pages
Price: US$ 45( Developed countries)
Price: US$ 15( Developing countries)

Table of contents
Part One
Recent Economic Trends and UNLDC III Development Targets
1.   Recent Economic Trends
A.Overall growth trends
B.Trends in external trade
C.Trends in external finance
D.Trends in external debt
E.Conclusion
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Chapter 1 [Pdf, 16pp. 584KB]
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2.   The UNLDC III Development Targets
A.Introduction
B.Growth and investment targets
C.Poverty reduction goals
D.Human development targets
E.Transport and communications infrastructure development targets
F.ODA targets for donor countries
G.Progress towards graduation from LDC status
H.Conclusion
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Chapter 2 [Pdf, 22pp., 616KB]
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Part Two
Escaping the Poverty Trap
1.   The nature and dynamics of poverty in the
Least Developed Countries
A.Introduction
B.The approach of the Report and its rationale
C.The poverty situation in the LDCs in the late 1990s
D.The dynamics of poverty in the LDCs
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Chapter 1 [Pdf, 37pp., 770KB]
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2.   Generalized poverty, domestic resource availability
and economic growth
A.Introduction
B.The long-run relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction
C.Generalized poverty, domestic resource mobilization and low-level equilibrium
D.Generalized poverty, population growth and environmental degradation
E.Conclusion
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Chapter 2 [Pdf, 33pp., 697KB]
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3.   Patterns of trade integration and poverty
A.Introduction
B.Trade integration, marginalization and liberalization: patterns and trends in the LDCs
C.Trade liberalization, growth and poverty
D.Export orientation, growth and poverty
E.Export structure, growth and poverty
F.The poverty-reducing impact of different types of export growth
G.Conclusion
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Chapter 3 [Pdf, 37pp., 573KB]
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4.   Commodity export dependence, the international
poverty trap and new vulnerabilities
A.Introduction
B.Commodity export dependence and poverty: trade mechanisms
C.Elements of the international poverty trap
D.The new vulnerabilities of LDCs exporting manufactures and services
E.Is globalization tightening the international poverty trap?
F.Conclusion
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Chapter 4 [Pdf, 31pp., 715KB]
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5.   National Development Strategies, the PRSP
process and effective poverty reduction
A.Introduction
B.LDCs and the PRSP process: achievements and challenges to date
C.The need to move beyond adjustment policies
D.Long-term national development strategies and the PRSP process
E.Strengthened national ownership and policy autonomy
F.Conclusion
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Chapter 5 [Pdf,41pp., 574KB]
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6.   International policies for more effective poverty
reduction in the LDCs
A.Introduction
B.The need for re-enhanced debt relief
C.Aid and its effectiveness
D.Market access and its effectiveness
E.The Integrated Framework to support LDCs in their trade and trade-related activities
F.International commodity policy
G.South-South cooperation and the problem of polarization
H.Conclusion
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Chapter 6 [Pdf, 35pp., 537KB]
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Statistical Annex:
Basic Data on the Least Developed Countries
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Statistical annex [Pdf, 47pp., 914KB]