The Least Developed Countries Report 2011

The Potential Role of South-South Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

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In light of the current economic difficulties facing traditional development partners and the non-sustainable and non-inclusive nature of performance of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the last decade, LDC governments need new development paths to tap into dynamic growth poles in the South. This publication explores the role of South-South cooperation and regional developmentalism, and finds that, in order to benefit from evolving South-South relations, LDCs need to transform into Catalytic Development States that are highly sensitive to LDC vulnerabilities and offer new policy agendas.

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The Least Developed Countries Report 2011 was prepared by a team consisting of Željka Kožul-Wright (team leader), Agnès Collardeau-Angleys, Igor Paunovic, Alberto Gabriele (since June 2011), Madasamyraja Rajalingam, Rolf Traeger, Giovanni Valensisi and Stefanie West. The work was carried out under the overall guidance and supervision of Charles Gore, Head, Research and Policy Analysis Branch, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes (ALDC), and Jo Elizabeth Butler, Deputy Director ALDC, and Officer-in-Charge from March 2010 to September 2011.

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