Least developed countries (LDC) challenges: how can SDG implementation focus on transformation?

A series of interviews with leaders, experts, and civil society representatives from the LDCs on the challenges and opportunities posed by the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could provide a real opportunity for radical transformation in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). But national SDG implementation processes could all too easily get bogged down in endless debates over bureaucratic procedures of target-setting, delivery and monitoring, and fail to achieve change.

IIED has commissioned a series of interviews with leaders, experts and civil society representatives from the LDCs to discuss the opportunities and challenges that the SDGs create, and to seek ways forward beyond the current debate on implementation.

IIED and partners also organised a dialogue meeting in June 2016 which gathered experts from across the globe to discuss how to ensure that the SDGs deliver real transformation for the world's poorest countries.

This series is based on work with the Least Developed Countries Independent Expert Group.