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”.
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