Accra launches LDCs report 2014

Accra, November 27, 2014 – Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has launched the 2014 Least Developed Countries report in Accra at a brief event jointly organized by the United Nations Information Centre, Accra and the Third World Network (TWN), Africa in Accra.  A flagship report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the 2014 LDC report titled “Growth with structural transformation: A post-2015 development agenda”. It examines the linkages between structural transformation, economic growth and human development and argues that “LDCs are the battleground on which the proposed post-2015 development agenda will succeed or fail”.

Official launch of the LDCs report 2014 in Accra

Official launch of the LDCs report 2014 in Accra

Presenting the report, Mr. Gyekye Tanoh of TWN disclosed that even though Ghana is not a LDC, Ghana can learn from some of the issues raised in the report to enable its economy to grow in a way that would translate into human development. Richard Tweneboah-Kodua, a Principal Planning Analyst of the National Development Planning Commission spoke on Ghana’s Post 2015 agenda and processes where he highlighted the efforts made to ensure an inclusive post-2015 development agenda.

Details of the report are available at http://unctad.org/en/pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=527