The country expansion window will complement core resources to increase UNCDF’s coverage from 31 (or fewer) up to 40 (or more) LDCs. It will allow UNCDF to meet large unmet demand for programming; to diversify its thematic coverage in LDCs where it may have only one project; and to build greater integration within UNDAFs and UNCTs for more strategic, multi-themed approaches at the country level. It will also help to bring finance models to particularly hard-to-access areas where barriers to private capital flows are particularly acute (e.g. crisis-affected areas).
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