• Mr. Gauri Pradhan, Intl. Coordinator of LDC Watch with Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment of PDR Laos Mr. Khamlien Pholsena and Mr. Aynul Hasan of UN ESCAP

    Mr. Gauri Pradhan, International Coordinator of LDC Watch with Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment of PDR Laos Mr. Khamlien Pholsena and Mr. Aynul Hasan of UN ESCAP, during UN ESCAP Regional Workshop on the Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda and Istanbul Programme of Action at the National Level for the LDCS in Asia and Pacific, June 28-29 2016. 

  • Ms Prena Bomzan at COPE 21

    Ms Prena Bomzan, Advocacy Coordinator of LDC Watch at COPE 21

  • Mr. Gauri Pradhan with USG Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya

    Mr. Gauri Pradhan, Intl. Coordinator of LDC Watch with Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative, UNOHRLLS 

  • Mr. Gauri Pradhan with Mr. Erik Solheim

    Mr. Gauri Pradhan, International Coordinator of LDC Watch with Mr. Erik Solheim of the OECD

  • With Chair and Board Members of LDCWatch

    With Chair and Board Members of LDCWatch in Brussels (28 November 2015)

  • Regional Consultation of West African CSOs on Graduation from LDCs Held

    Regional Consultation of West African CSOs on Graduation from LDCs Held

  • Statement by Gauri Pradhan, International Coordinator of LDC Watch at Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs on the implementation of the SDGs in LDCs

    Statement by Gauri Pradhan at Consultative Meeting of LDCs and Friends of LDCs on the implementation of the SDGs in LDCs


  • News

    • Regional Consultation of West African CSOs on Graduation from LDCs Held

      Dakar, Senegal21- 22 June 2017 The regional consultation of West African LDCs on graduation from LDC Criteria in reference to the IPoA and the Agenda 2030 took place in Dakar, Senegal on 21 and 22nd June 2017. Representatives from CSOs and progressive experts of West African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) participated in the meeting. The meeting focused on four thematic areas that are vital for LDCs: Poverty, Conflict and Development in West...

    • Regional Consultation of West African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to be Organised

      LDC Watch is going to organise the "Regional Consultation of West African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on Graduation from LDC Category” in Dakar, Senegal on 21-22 June 2017. The regional consultation aims to assess the effective implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for LDCs for the Decade 2011-2020 and discuss its synergy and coherence with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) towards achieving the overarching...

  • LDC Watch in Media

    • Energy for all

      - Gauri Pradhan  Most least developed countries (LDCs), including Nepal, have ample potential for renewable and clean energy. But they seldom tap that potential. Consequently, 70 percent of the 900 million people living in the 48 least LDCs have limited access to energy. In other words, citizens of seven out of 10 LDCs do not have electricity in their homes. Women and children spend hours collecting fuel for cooking, building fire, fetching...

    • Graduation challenges of LDCs: Greater political will essential

      DR. ARJUN KARKI We can't think of poverty eradication and sustainable development while ignoring the development needs of the poorest and the most vulnerable LDCs. It is‚ therefore‚ a prerequisite that LDCs be kept at the centre-stage of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Even after four UN Conferences and four specific Programmes of Action for addressing special development challenges of LDCs, the number of LDCs has doubled from 24 in 1971 to 48...