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LDC data retrieval

The CDP uses a set of three criteria to identify countries as least developed and reviews the list of LDCs every three years.

Data used in the last three triennial reviews of the LDC category can be retrieved here. Two retrieval options are available:

StatPlanet Graphical Interface

Please note that time series representation is for illustrative purposes only.

  • Download data in Excel format for 130 developing countries for each triennial review: 2006, 2009 and 2012.

Time series for the human asset index (HAI) and the economic vulnerability index (EVI) for the period 1970-2008 (HAI) and 1975-2008 (EVI) have been developed the Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur les Développement International (FERDI).

Important disclaimer: Please note the FERDI data is meant for analytical purposes only. Due to differences in methodologies, data sources and data revisions, the FERDI historical time series may differ from the data used by the CDP and its Secretariat in the triennial reviews of the list of the LDCs.

Time series data for the gross national income (GNI) per capita indicator is available from the World Bank Open Data page: GNI per capita