10 year plan to pull poorest countries out of poverty
A 10 year plan to help the world's 48 poorest countries break out of poverty is due to be announced on Friday at an international conference in Istanbul, Turkey.
Daniel Dickinson reports from Istanbul.
The deal made at this United Nations-backed week-long conference on the Least Developed Countries or LDCs is expected to give a new impetus to economic and social development in the 48 nations.
The countries, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa are characterized by extreme poverty, poor governance and inadequate infrastructure.
The private sector will be asked to play a stronger role, providing much needed investment.
And developed nations are expected to recommit to aid targets for the LDCs of up to 0.2% of national income.
Daniel Dickinson in Istanbul