List of least developed countries (as of December 2018)

Metadata

Least developed countries (LDCs) are low-income countries confronting severe structural impediments to sustainable development. They are highly vulnerable to economic and environmental shocks and have low levels of human assets. There are currently 47 countries on the list of LDCs which is reviewed every three years by the Committee for Development (CDP). LDCs have exclusive access to certain international support measures in particular in the areas of development assistance and trade.

Geography

Global

Topics

  • Development finance
  • Domestic resources
  • ODA (aid)
  • Poverty
  • Resilience

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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