UNDP and ESRF organize a Workshop on Opportunities and Risks for LDCs Graduation.

    On September 2nd, 2016 The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) brought together stakeholders from the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to brainstorm on the different existing Opportunities and Risks that Least Developed Countries (LDCs), such as Tanzania faces as they strive to graduate to mid income status.

    Mr. Alassane Dabro, Consultant from UNDP Regional Bureau Africa making a presentation on the LCD Category: Inclusion and Graduation

    The event was held at the ESRF Conference Hall, contributes to an ongoing research case study which focuses on three African countries, Botswana, Benin and Tanzania.

    Dr. Tausi Mbaga Kida, ESRF - Executive Director giving her welcoming remarks

    A consultant from the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa led the discussions as he informed the participants on the fundamental criteria used to determine an LDC to graduate, i.e. GNI per capital, Human capital Index, and the Economic Vulnerability Index ; but also the consultant gathered participants’ views and perceptions on the efforts made so far by their government, the opportunities and risks of graduating as well as the risks an LDC would face after graduating.

    Dr. Rogers Dhliwayo, Economic Adviser - Tanzania and East Africa Community, UNDP giving a statement from UNDP

    Last updated on 2016-09-05

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)