International Development Law Organization

Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries

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The Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries (ISP/LDCs) provides on-demand legal and professional assistance to LDC governments and eligible state-owned or private sector entities for investment-related negotiations and dispute settlement. The Programme also supports complementary training and capacity building activities on demand.

The ISP/LDCs utilizes the services of lawyers and other experts, who are ready to contribute their expertise to the sustainable development of the Least Developed Countries. The ISP/LDCs was designed through collaboration between UN-OHRLLS and IDLO, and was presented at the United Nations in New York at a special event held on 22 September 2017.  

What assistance is provided?
           
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We are currently accepting applications for assistance! To check your entity's eligibility, click on the 'Who is eligible' link below and start the application process. 

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What assistance is provided?

The ISP/LDCs seeks to address the capacity constraints that LDC governments and state-owned or private sector entities may face in investment relationships with foreign counterparts by providing on-demand pro bono or reduced-fee assistance from lawyers and other expert partners.

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

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Announcements

       

 

 

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

 

 
           
  Publication: UN-OHRLLS - Legal assistance to make foreign investment work better for sustainable development in the least developed countries