Where do the poorest 880 million people live? #leastdevelopedcountries

About the Least Developed Countries – LDCs

The Least Developed Countries represent the poorest and weakest segment of the international community. They comprise more than 880 million people (about 12 per cent of world population), but account for less than 2 percent of world GDP and about 1 percent of global trade in goods. Their low level of socio-economic development is characterized by weak human and institutional capacities, low and unequally distributed income and scarcity of domestic financial resources. They often suffer from governance crisis, political instability and, in some cases, internal and external conflicts. The category of LDCs was officially established in 1971 by the UN General Assembly. The current list of LDCs includes 48 countries (the newest member being South Sudan); 34 in Africa, 13 in Asia and the Pacific and 1 in Latin America.

LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

Africa (34)

1 Angola 18 Madagascar
2 Benin 19 Malawi #
3 Burkina Faso # 20 Mali #
4 Burundi # 21 Mauritania
5 Central African Republic # 22 Mozambique
6 Chad # 23 Niger #
7 Comoros * 24 Rwanda #
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 25 São Tomé and Príncipe *
9 Djibouti 26 Senegal
10 Equatorial Guinea 27 Sierra Leone
11 Eritrea 28 Somalia
12 Ethiopia # 29 South Sudan #
13 Gambia 30 Sudan
14 Guinea 31 Togo
15 Guinea-Bissau * 32 Uganda #
16 Lesotho # 33 United Republic of Tanzania
17 Liberia 34 Zambia #
Asia Pacific (13)
1 Afghanistan # 8  Nepal #
2 Bangladesh 9  Solomon Islands *
3 Bhutan # 10 Timor-Leste *
4 Cambodia 11 Tuvalu *
5 Kiribati * 12 Vanuatu *
6 Lao People’s Democratic Republic # 13 Yemen
7 Myanmar
Latin America and the Caribbean (1)
1 Haiti *

* Also a Small Island Developing State

# Also a Landlocked Developing Country

UN PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES 2011-2020http://unohrlls.org/UserFiles/File/IPoA.pdf

 

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