Active • May 13, 2011 > December 01, 2021
LDC IV Monitor is an independent partnership established in September 2011 by 8 think tanks and academic institutions from LDC and partner countries. FERDI is a founding member of the LDC IV Monitor Consortium "LDCIV IV Monitor", which brings together the Center for Policy Dialogue of Bangladesh, the Centre de recherches en économie appliquée du Sénégal (CREA), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Economic and Social Research Foundation of Tanzania, the University of Galatasaray, and the OECD Development Centre.
By monitoring and assessing the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries (IPoA) adopted by the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC IV), LDC IV Monitor aims to contribute to an improved delivery of commitments made to the LDCs. Drawing its strength from the expertise and capacity of its members, the consortium is undertaking policy research, organising dialogue, and carrying out outreach activities on the key issues in the IPoA
Created at the Istanbul Conference in May 2011, the LDC IV Monitor Consortium was the subject of a startup meeting at FERDI, Clermont Ferrand, France in September 2011, followed by an official launch at the United Nations in New York in January 2012.
The first published report (Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs (2011-2020): Monitoring Deliverables, Tracking Progress) was presented in October 2014 in New York, and in December 2014 at the OECD in Paris.
The second report was published for the mid-term review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (27-29 May 2016) in Antalya, Turkey. Several meetings of specialists were held as part of this preparation (Paris OECD, Johannesburg, Nairobi). This document focuses on the theme of structural transformation in LDCs, and has 4 parts, including one on the "graduation of LDCs" produced by FERDI.