Involvement in the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Doha, held in March 2023. FERDI supports the plea of vulnerable countries to adopt a universal, multidimensional and structural vulnerability index.
Alongside the OECD Development Centre and UNU-WIDER, FERDI is involved in the "LDC 5 Monitor" project, a follow-up to the LDC4 Monitor. Bringing together several think tanks and institutions from the North and South, the purpose of the LDC5 Monitor will be to take an independent look at the implementation of the Doha agenda. As such it would examine the extent to which this implementation addresses the vulnerabilities characteristic of LDCs and contributes to their structural transformation. This initiative has received the support of Finland, France, as well as the endorsement of UN-OHRLLS. The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the Commonwealth Secretariat and various other countries have also expressed interest in participating. Under this initiative, Ferdi would be specifically responsible for monitoring the vulnerability of LDCs.