International Development Law Organization

Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries


Designed in collaboration between UN-OHRLLs and IDLO, the Investment Support Programme for LDCs (ISP/LDCs) will provide on-demand legal and professional assistance to LDC governments and eligible state-owned or private sector entities - providing help in investment-related negotiations and dispute settlement. The programme will also arrange complementary training and capacity building activities on demand.

In order to achieve this, the ISP/LDCs will harness the services of lawyers and other experts, who will provide support on a 'pro-bono' or reduced-fee basis, demonstrating the readiness of professionals worldwide to contribute their expertise to the sustainable development of the international community.

What assistance is provided?
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What assistance is provided?

The ISP/LDCs seeks to address the capacity constraints that eligible LDC governments and state-owned or private sector entities may face in investment relationships with foreign counterparts; providing on-demand pro-bono or reduced-fee technical assistance from attorneys and other experts who have partnered with this programme.

The primary objective of the programme’s support is to derive maximum benefit from existing investment opportunities, increase sustainable investment flows and promote greater economic diversification.

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Sep 22, 2017: UN and IDLO launch new Investment Support Programme for the Least Developed Countries



Launch of the Investment Support Programme for the Least Developed Countries: Summary of the debate



Video: Event live webcast