Caught in a Trap, Identifying the least developed countries

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Quels sont les fondements logiques de la catégorie des Pays les moins avancés ("PMA") ?
Quelle est la nature et quelle est l'efficacité du traitement spécial dont bénéficie cette catégorie ?

Ce sont les deux grandes catégories de questions auxquelles tente de répondre une recherche à laquelle la FERDI a apporté son soutien conjointement avec le PNUD. Cette recherche comprend deux parties correspondant aux deux types de questions précédents.

Cette recherche est conduite sous la direction de Patrick Guillaumont qui en tant que membre du Comité des Politiques de Développement des Nations Unies a eu la responsabilité de présider pendant une dizaine d'années le groupe d'experts chargés au sein de ce comité d'examiner et d'appliquer les critères d'identification des PMA.

Témoignages

"Professor Guillaumont pioneered work on the vulnerability of the poorest countries. In this important book he sets out an agenda for international action"
Paul Collier, Pr. Oxford University, author of the Bottom Billion


"Patrick Guillaumont covers a most relevant issue for the lifes of nearly 50 nations of the planet. He conducts an excellent, comprehensive análysis on the identification criteria of “least developed countries”, that deserve a special treatment of the international community. He examines the historical evolution and proposes improvements in the criteria used today. He has written an essential text for understanding the economics of so many nations that must reach the opportunity to participate in a globalization with shared development."
Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, Chairperson of the Committee for Development Policy, Chilean Nacional Prize of Social Sciences and the Humanities


"From his long association with the Committee for Development Policy, the Author arguably tells the inside story of the complex making and finetuning of the concept and criteria of the LDCs.Anybody who wants to understand the [vicious circle of income and non income] poverty trap of this special category of low income countries should read this refreshing and very informative book""… the Author arguably tells the inside story of the complex making and finetuning of the concept and criteria of the LDCs. Anybody who wants to understand the poverty trap of this special category of low income countries should read this refreshing and very informative book".
Dr Kerfalla Yansane, Former Member, UN Committee for Development Policy, Former Governor, Central Bank of Guinea

"Who are the Least Development Countries and how do they differ from other developing countries ? Patrick Guillaumont's book provides an excellent detailed account of a too often forgotten subject in international development"
Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist, Senior Vice-President, World Bank


"Un livre pénétrant, fondamental et indispensable, pour comprendre les phénomènes économiques à la racine de la vulnérabilité, de la dépendance et de la pauvreté internationales, tout en comprenant les arcanes des catégories onusiennes et les structures institutionnelles de l'action de la communauté internationale."
"A fundamental and penetrating book, a compulsory reading for understanding economic roots of vulnerability, dependence and international poverty, while lightening) the mysteries of UN categories and institutional framework of the action of international community"
Jean-Michel Severino, Directeur Général, Agence française de développement


"This book offers in-depth analytical support to our efforts to reassert the legitimacy of the Least Developed Countries category and to enhance the ongoing international special treatment of countries in this category. Its insights ... should be an important source of inspiration to the development partners of LDCs and to the LDCs themselves."
Supachai Panitchpadki, Secretary-General of UNCTAD




 

Guillaumont, P. 2009. Caught in a Trap, Identifying the Least Developed Countries, Paris : Economica