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Least Developed Countries (LDCs) challenges

We have 11 items tagged with ‘Least Developed Countries (LDCs) challenges’.
  • As a mountainous country, Bhutan faces particular environmental challenges (Photo: Göran Höglund, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Q&A: A pragmatic approach

    Chime Wangdi from Bhutan explains how her country's philosophy of seeking Gross National Happiness aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals

    27 July 2016 | Article | Policy and planning
  • Around 80 per cent of schools in Haiti are privately run, and the good ones too expensive for children from poor areas like Cité Soleil (Photo: Breezy Baldwiin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ending endemic violence through education in Cité Soleil

    How to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for children growing up in a violent slum? An innovative project in Haiti faces big challenges

    10 June 2016 | Blog | Governance
  • In 2010 a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti. Six years later, there has been progress in rebuilding, but much remains to be done (Photo: iolanda, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: LDC Independent Expert Group chair on the SDGs and tackling inequality

    Former Prime Minister of Haiti Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis discusses the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals and reducing inequalities related to gender, trade and climate change

    8 June 2016 | Article | Governance
  • Smog over Kathamandu. Air pollution in Nepal's capital regularly breaches the World Health Organisation's safety guidelines (Kashish Das Shrestha)

    Clearing the air in Kathmandu

    As one of the world's fastest urbanising countries, how can Nepal manage growing demand for transport and electricity, while ensuring clean air?

    7 June 2016 | Blog | Energy
  • A street in Freetown, Sierra Leone: involving growing low-income urban populations in urbanising countries will help result in more inclusive urbanisation (Photo: bobthemagicdragon, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    In the world's poorest countries, cities could be the Sustainable Development Goals test

    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.

    7 June 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • An image of the outside of a Malawi bank, showing a ramp installed for wheelchair users. Generally the country is lagging behind in terms of provisions for people with disabilities (Photo: Steve Sharra)

    People with disabilities struggle in Malawi's cities

    How can the Sustainable Development Goals help children with disabilities in Malawi's cities?

    6 June 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • An image of villagers in a remote village in northern Bangladesh proudly displaying their first solar panel, purchased with a micro loan. Bangladesh aspires to be one of the world's largest solar providers (Photo: ILO in Asia and the Pacific, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Q&A: A shift in mindset for the LDCs

    The Least Developed Countries need a new way of thinking if they are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, says Saleemul Huq

    3 June 2016 | Article | Governance
  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Photo: United Nations, via Wikipedia Commons)

    Least Developed Countries (LDC) challenges: how can SDG implementation focus on transformation?

    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. This series of interviews with LDC leaders, experts, and civil society representatives discusses the challenges and opportunities that the SDGs create for LDCs

    1 June 2016 | Feature | Climate change
  • An image of the front of a stationary train on the Addis Ababa light rail system, which opened in 2015, and was the first to be built in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two railway lines, which have their own dedicated power grid, demonstrate how Ethiopia is seeking low-carbon energy initiatives (Photo: Wikipedia, via Google licence)

    Q&A: Linking low-carbon pathways with the SDGs

    Youba Sokona discusses the challenges and opportunities around low-carbon development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals

    30 May 2016 | Article | Policy and planning
  • An image of a man faking injury being treated by a Bangladesh firefighter as part of a training exercise on collaborative search and rescue operations, helping the city to respond more effectively to disasters (Photo: Oregon National Guard, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Making the SDG agenda work for LDCs

    Farah Kabir discusses how the Least Developed Countries have been driving their own sustainable development, and outlines what's needed for these vulnerable countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    25 May 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • An image showing two men on the roof of a school in Zambia carrying out a macrosolar installation. Sustainable energy solutions for Least Developed Countries were discussed at the event in London (Photo: Steve Woodward)

    Reimagining development in the LDCs: what role for the SDGs?

    The challenges and opportunities that the Sustainable Development Goals create for Least Developed Countries were discussed at an event in London in June

    9 May 2016 | Article | Climate change
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