Assessing the impact of the special support measures for least developed countries: an analytical frame work and some preliminary results

Abstract

How far is it a benefit to be classified as a LDC? To address this issue several approaches are conceivable.A first approach would be to consider how the developing countries themselves perceive the benefits and costs of membership. [...]A second approach consists to review all the measures that have been taken by the international community specifically for the LDCs so that they can alone benefit. [....]A third approach is then to look for the real outcome of the measures designed for LDCs, in other words to assess their impact on the evolution of those countries.
Citation

Guillaumont, P. "Assessing the impact of the special support measures for least developed countries: an analytical frame work and some preliminary results"  Ferdi, Working paper P17, March 2011