The Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for LDCs was adopted in 2011. In addition, a “road map” was created for the implementation of the IPoA from 2011-2020. The IPoA takes the form of a mutually agreed upon compact between LDCs and their development partners and contains eight priority areas of action, each supported by concrete deliverables and commitments. These eight development priorities include productive capacity, agriculture, food security and rural development, trade, commodities, human and social development, multiple crises and other emerging challenges, mobilizing financial resources for development and capacity- building, and governance at all levels. An emphasis is placed on equity at all levels through empowering the poor and marginalized, and ensuring social justice, democracy, gender equality and sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development.
Least Developed Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean