Presentation "An Independent Partnership for the Monitoring of the Outcome of the Fourth UN Conference on the LDCs"

January 26, 2012, New-York

Organized by the Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS (UNOHRLLS), in cooperation with LDC IV Monitor.

The LDC IV Monitor was recently established by a group of think tanks and academic institutions from LDC and partner countries to assess the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for the Least Developed Countries.

Current partners are the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh, OECD Development Centre in Paris, Centre for Applied Economic Studies (CREA) in Senegal, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in Tanzania, Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI) in France, Galatasaray University (GSU) in Turkey, the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec) in London and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Switzerland.

The initiative aims to add value to the official follow-up and review mechanism of the IPoA, in line with the IPoA’s mandate. Working outside the official intergovernmental process, LDC IV Monitor provides credible, evidence-based and policy-oriented assessment of the state of delivery of the promises contained in the IPoA. It strives to enhance the transparency of the Istanbul follow-up process, promote accountability by development partners, agencies and national governments, and foster efficiency in the graduation of LDCs.

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