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).

  • Afghanistan
    Albania
    Algeria
    Angola
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bangladesh
    Belarus
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cabo Verde
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo, Dem. Rep
    Congo, Rep.
    Costa Rica
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Cuba
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador
    Egypt, Arab Rep.
    El Salvador
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Fiji
    Gabon
    Gambia, The
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bisau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran, Islamic Rep.
    Iraq
    Jamaica
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Korea, Dem Rep.
    Kosovo
    Kyrgyz Republic
    Lao PDR
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Macedonia, FYR

  • Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mexico
    Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar
    Namibia
    Nepal
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Palau
    Panama
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Romania
    Rwanda
    Samoa
    São Tomé and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia

  • Seychelles (Transitional)
    Sierra Leone
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sri Lanka
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Sudan
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Syrian Arab Republic
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tonga
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Vietnam
    Palestine, State of
    Yemen, Rep.
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

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 ISGE concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.