Developing Countries

 

The list of developing countries shown below is adhered to by the ISI, effective from
1 January till 31 December 2015. 

Developing countries are defined according to their Gross National Income (GNI) per capita per year. Countries with a GNI of US$ 11,905 and less are defined as developing (specified by the World Bank, 2013).

 

You can find the list that was used for 2014 here.

 

Afghanistan

Guatemala

Pakistan

Albania

Guinea

Palau

Algeria

Guinea-Bisau

Panama

Angola

Guyana

Papua New Guinea

Argentina

Haiti

Paraguay

Armenia

Honduras

Peru

Azerbaijan

India

Philippines

Bangladesh

Indonesia

Romania

Belarus

Iran, Islamic Rep.

Rwanda

Belize

Iraq

Samoa

Benin

Jamaica

São Tomé and Principe

Bhutan

Jordan

Senegal

Bolivia

Kazakhstan

Serbia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kenya

Seychelles (Transitional)

Botswana

Kiribati

Sierra Leone

Brazil

Korea, Dem Rep.

Solomon Islands

Bulgaria

Kosovo

Somalia

Burkina Faso

Kyrgyz Republic

South Africa

Burundi

Lao PDR

South Sudan

Cabo Verde

Lebanon

Sri Lanka

Cambodia

Lesotho

St. Lucia

Cameroon

Liberia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Central African Republic

Libya

Sudan

Chad

Macedonia, FYR

Suriname

China

Madagascar

Swaziland

Colombia

Malawi

Syrian Arab Republic

Comoros

Malaysia

Tajikistan

Congo, Dem. Rep

Maldives

Tanzania

Congo, Rep.

Mali

Thailand

Costa Rica

Marshall Islands

Timor-Leste

Côte d'Ivoire

Mauritania

Togo

Cuba

Mauritius

Tonga

Djibouti

Mayotte

Tunisia

Dominica

Mexico

Turkey

Dominican Republic

Micronesia, Fed. Sts.

Turkmenistan

Ecuador

Moldova

Tuvalu

Egypt, Arab Rep.

Mongolia

Uganda

El Salvador

Montenegro

Ukraine

Eritrea

Morocco

Uzbekistan

Ethiopia

Mozambique

Vanuatu

Fiji

Myanmar

Vietnam

Gabon

Namibia

Palestine, State of 

Gambia, The

Nepal

Yemen, Rep.

Georgia

Nicaragua

Zambia

Ghana

Niger

Zimbabwe

Grenada

Nigeria

 

 

Countries that are slightly over the amount of US$ 11,905 will be considered a developing country for the year 2015 and their situation will be reviewed for 2016.

 

The names of the countries are based upon United Nations sources

 

The designations employed and the presentation of country or area names in this list do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ISI concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.