Essam Yassin Mohammed recently participated in a mid-term review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs, an ambitious 10-year plan that aims to see half of LDCs (23) graduate from "least developed country" status by 2020. The conference highlighted five main issues that could hinder LDCs reaching this ambitious goal
As the Green Climate Fund's board meets to decide on a second round of spending it needs to prioritise initiatives that will reach the climate vulnerable, rather than large-scale business as usual investments
Mali's peace process aims to build a stable, secure future for the country. It has been slow-moving and many people fear it will fall apart unless it picks up political momentum. In addition, many communities face a range of challenges. A new research project aims to document the challenges and progress over the forthcoming year
Ahead of next week's dialogue event on the challenges and opportunities posed to Least Developed Countries by the Sustainable Development Goals, Gordon McGranahan examines how cities and urbanisation can contribute to attaining development goals.