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Least Developed Country Category:
2015 Country Snapshots

 

Least Developed Country Category:
2015 Country Snapshots

The 2015 Country Snapshots compiles the key statistical data used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) at the 2015 triennial review of the least developed country category.

Least developed countries (LDCs) are defined as low-income countries suffering from structural impediments to sustainable development. To identify LDCs, the CDP uses three criteria: gross national income (GNI) per capita; human assets index (HAI) and economic vulnerability index (EVI). HAI and EVI are indices composed of four and eight indicators, respectively. The three criteria together with these indicators are presented in one-page profiles for each of the 48 countries classified as LDCs in 2015, thus providing a snapshot of each country's situation at the 2015 triennial review. The snapshots also illustrate the gaps in progress towards the LDC graduation thresholds for each country, while comparing individual outcomes with corresponding results for all LDCs and developing countries.

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Individual Snapshots

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Added: 1971

madagascar

Madagascar
Added: 1991

angola

Angola
Added: 1994

malawi

Malawi
Added: 1971

bangladesh

Bangladesh
Added: 1975

mali

Mali
Added: 1971

benin

Benin
Added: 1971

mauritania

Mauritania
Added: 1971

bhutan

Bhutan
Added: 1971

mozambique

Mozambique
Added: 1988

burkina-faso

Burkina Faso
Added: 1971

myanmar

Myanmar
Added: 1987

burundi

Burundi
Added: 1971

nepal

Nepal
Added: 1971

cambodia

Cambodia
Added: 1991

niger

Niger
Added: 1971

central-african-republic

Central African Republic
Added: 1975

rwanda

Rwanda
Added: 1971

chad

Chad
Added: 1971

sao-tome-and-principe

Sao Tome and Principe
Added: 1982

comoros

Comoros
Added: 1977

senegal

Senegal
Added: 2000

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Added: 1991

sierra-leone

Sierra Leone
Added: 1982

djibouti

Djibouti
Added: 1982

solomon-islands

Solomon Islands
Added: 1991

equatorial-guinea

Equatorial Guinea
Added: 1982

somalia

Somalia
Added: 1971

eritrea

Eritrea
Added: 1994

south-sudan

South Sudan
Added: 2012

ethiopia

Ethiopia
Added: 1971

sudan

Sudan
Added: 1971

gambia

Gambia
Added: 1975

timor-leste

Timor-Leste
Added: 2003

guinea

Guinea
Added: 1971

togo

Togo
Added: 1982

guinea-bissau

Guinea-Bissau
Added: 1981

tuvalu

Tuvalu
Added: 1986

haiti

Haiti
Added: 1971

uganda

Uganda
Added: 1971

kiribati

Kiribati
Added: 1986

tanzania

United Republic of Tanzania
Added: 1971

lao

Lao People's Democratic Republic
Added: 1971

vanuatu

Vanuatu
Added: 1985

lesotho

Lesotho
Added: 1971

yemen

Yemen
Added: 1971

liberia

Liberia
Added: 1990

zambia

Zambia
Added: 1991