LDCs and global economic governance

This paper aims at understanding the mechanisms by which LDCs tend to be excluded from global governance or at best play a marginal role. It shows that this situation is all the more paradoxical insofar as collective decision-making has a significant influence on their economies, on the one hand, through its effects on the global economy, on which LDCs depend, and on the other, as a result of the fact that a number of international decisions concern LDCs directly. Finally the paper offers some suggestions for reducing LDCs marginalisation.Revised version February 2012

Guillaumont, P., and S. Guillaumont Jeanneney "Les PMA et la gouvernance économique mondiale" Ferdi, Working paper P31, November 2011 (update February2012)