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Developing Countries


The list of developing countries shown below is adhered to by the ISI, effective from
1 January until 31 December 2017.

World Bank Country Classifications

GNI per capita as calculated by the World Bank Atlas method, 2015,

Used http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD for 2017 invoices



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. Russian Federation
Belize Iraq Rwanda
Benin Jamaica  Samoa
Bhutan Jordan São Tomé and Principe
Bolivia Kazakhstan  Senegal
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Kenya Serbia
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 Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep. of
Gabon Namibia  Vietnam
Gambia, The Nepal Palestine, State of  
Georgia Nicaragua  Yemen, Rep.
Ghana Niger Zambia
Grenada Nigeria  Zimbabwe


Countries that are slightly over the amount of US$ 12.476 will be considered a developing country for the year 2017 and their situation will be reviewed for 2018.


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.

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