an International peer-reviewed academic journal on public policy in small economies and nations, island nations and developing countries
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Pierre Encontre is a Senior Economist in the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes in the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. He is a graduate from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris, and holds a Doctorate of Economics from the University of Clermont 1 (France). Prior to joining UNCTAD in 1991, he was a UN economic adviser to various small island developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean and Pacific regions. Most of his work in the UN has been relevant to the differential treatment of small and vulnerable developing countries, with particular reference to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and SIDS. In recent years, his main activities have focused on contributing to the triennial review of the UN list of LDCs; analyzing the benefits derived from LDC status; and helping graduating countries achieve structural economic transformation, notably by reducing permanent disadvantages and enhancing economic specialization.
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