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LDC Information:
Vulnerability profiles of countries eligible for graduation

After an LDC has been found eligible for graduation for the first time, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) prepares a vulnerability profile of that country (see General Assembly Resolution A/RES/59/209 paragraph 3b). The profile aims at assessing the extent of external economic and natural shocks on the economic performance and economic structure of the country under review. It might also include additional information, such as ecological fragility as well as structural handicaps not captured in the criteria used to designate LDCs by CDP.

In conjunction with the vulnerability profile, DESA will prepare an ex-ante impact assessment of the likely consequences of graduation for the country's economic growth and development.

Countries found eligible for the first time will subsequently be provided with both documents in the year prior to the next triennial review (see 2007 CDP report). These countries will then be given an opportunity to make an oral presentation at the expert group meeting that precedes this triennial review. Countries may also submit a written statement to the plenary of the Committee.

The 2015 triennial review

The 2012 triennial review

The 2009 triennial review

The 2006 triennial review

The 2003 triennial review