The Least Developed Countries Report 2021: the least developed countries in the post-COVID world - learning from 50 years of experience

The world’s poorest countries will remain on the margins of the global economy if States are unable to boost economic production, and the international community fails to provide more support, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned. Their ability to respond to and recover from crises such as COVID-19, and to advance towards sustainable development, is dependent on increasing production capacities, UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2021, calling specifically for increased investment in State and productive capacities for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) grouping.