A previous book Caught in a trap. Identifying the least developed countries scrutinized the rationale of the category and the criteria on which it relies.
This new book Out of the trap. Supporting the least developed countries examines the effectiveness of the international measures taken to support the Least Developed Countries. Through the contributions of many experts, it is the first overall assessment of the five-decade aid and trade measures to help LDCs to move “out of the trap”. It aims to disentangle the outcome of the international special support from the structural handicaps faced by LDCs. It casts light on the international policy reforms needed for LDCs in the framework of the post-2015 agenda.
ISBN : 978-2-7178-7100-5
About the authors
Main conclusions and recommendations
Part 1 - Impact on growth and policy performance
Chapter 1 - Economic growth, poverty reduction and structural transformation in the least developed countries: The puzzle of the impact of category membership
Chapter 2 - Policy performance: Is it weaker in the least developed countries?
Part 2 - Impact and effectiveness of foreign aid
Chapter 3 - Global aid flows to the least developed countries: What effectiveness of the aid target?
Chapter 4 - Multilateral assistance to the least developed countries: To what extent is it specific?
Part 3 - Support through trade
Chapter 5 - Trade-related measures for the LDCs: What has been done?
Chapter 6 - Trade marginalization of LDCs and its reversal: What impact of international support?
Part 4 - Graduation and governance
Chapter 7 - Graduation from the category of least developed countries: Rationale, achievement and prospects
Chapter 8 - LDCs and global economic governance
Jean-Louis Arcand, Cindy Audiguier, Matthieu Boussichas, Céline Carrère, Lisa Chauvet, Ana Cortez, Alassane Drabo, Michaël Goujon, Patrick Guillaumont, Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney, Teresa Lenzi, Jaime de Melo, Roland Mollerus, Laurent Wagner
“The book is both important and timely, as it could contribute to the discussions on the content and contours of commitments towards the least developed countries for the next decade”.
Fekita ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.
“Poverty is a fact but not a fate in LDCs. The book explores the challenges and measures to help LDCs escape the poverty trap. A must read for development economists and practitioners”.
Justin Yifu Lin, Dean, Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University, Former Chief Economist, the World Bank .
“This book is a great contribution to our understanding of how the international community can support LDCs achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.
Jose Antonio Ocampo, Chair of the Committee for Development Policy at the UN, Professor at Columbia University.
“This book deeply assesses what international policies have done to tackle the vulnerability of poorest countries and what is to be done”.
Michel Sidibé, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Mali, former UN Under Secretary General.
Guillaumont, P. (2019) Out of the trap: Supporting the least developed countries, Economica-Ferdi, 324 p.