Technology is the key to transforming least developed countries. Here's how

An automobile start-up in Hai Phong City, Vietnam, a country that has successfully diversified into high-tech. Image: Reuters/Thanh Hue

Ratnakar Adhikari

Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

Taffere Tesfachew

Acting Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries


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LDC share of high-tech exports, compared to three stronger performers
LDC share of high-tech exports, compared to three stronger performers Image: Authors, based on WIPO's Global Innovation Index 2021

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Access to electricity (% of population) Image: Authors, based on the World Development Indicators

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