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Definition Developing Countries

The CDC classifies the countries according to the World Bank Database https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD?locations=MD&most_recent_value_desc=false (most recent year 2018).

The World Bank categorizes countries as follows:

Priority 1 (Low income by WB definition) - GNI per capita in USD below 1025
Priority 2 (Lower middle income by WB definition) - GNI per capita in USD 1026-3995
Priority 3 (Upper middle income A) - GNI per capita in USD 3996-6785
Priority 4 (Upper middle income B) - GNI per capita in USD 6786-9575
Priority 5 (Upper middle income C) - GNI per capita in USD 9576-12375

The CDC divides Developing Countries into 5 groups as the previous list was divided (to avoid any confusion in some existing regulations).

For a list of Developing Countries divided by categories please click the link.

Alphabetical list

All countries classified as "DEVELOPING COUNTRIES" (based on the GNI from 2018) can be found - listed alphabetically - below

  • A
  • Afghanistan (Priority 1)
    Albania (Priority 3)
    Algeria (Priority 3)
    Angola (Priority 2)
    Argentina (Priority 5)
    Armenia (Priority 3)
    Azerbaijan (Priority 3)
  • B
  • Bangladesh (Priority 2)
    Belarus (Priority 3)
    Belize (Priority 3)
    Benin (Priority 1)
    Bhutan (Priority 2)
    Bolivia (Priority 2)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Priority 3)
    Botswana (Priority 4)
    Brazil (Priority 4)
    Bulgaria (Priority 4)
    Burkina Faso (Priority 1)
    Burundi (Priority 1)
  • C
  • Cabo Verde (Priority 2)
    Cambodia (Priority 2)
    Cameroon (Priority 2)
    Central African Republic (Priority 1)
    Chad (Priority 1)
    China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao) (Priority 4)
    Colombia (Priority 3)
    Comoros (Priority 2)
    Congo, Dem. Rep. (Priority 1)
    Congo, Rep. (Priority 2)
    Costa Rica (Priority 5)
    Côte d'Ivoire (Priority 2)
    Cuba (Priority 4)
  • D
  • Djibouti (Priority 2)
    Dominica (Priority 4)
    Dominican Republic (Priority 4)
  • E
  • Ecuador (Priority 3)
    Egypt, Arab Rep. (Priority 2)
    El Salvador (Priority 2)
    Equatorial Guinea (Priority 4)
    Eritrea (Priority 1)
    Eswatini (Priority 2)
    Ethiopia (Priority 1)
  • F
  • Fiji (Priority 3)
  • G
  • Gabon (Priority 4)
    Gambia, The (Priority 1)
    Georgia (Priority 3)
    Ghana (Priority 2)
    Grenada (Priority 4)
    Guatemala (Priority 3)
    Guinea (Priority 1)
    Guinea-Bissau (Priority 1)
    Guyana (Priority 3)
  • H
  • Haiti (Priority 1)
    Honduras (Priority 2)
  • I
  • India (Priority 2)
    Indonesia (Priority 2)
    Iran, Islamic Rep. (Priority 3)
    Iraq (Priority 3)
  • J
  • Jamaica (Priority 3)
    Jordan (Priority 3)
  • K
  • Kazakhstan (Priority 4)
    Kenya (Priority 2)
    Kiribati (Priority 2)
    Korea, Dem. People´s Rep. (Priority 1)
    Kosovo (Priority 3)
    Kyrgyz Republic (Priority 2)
  • L
  • Lao PDR (Priority 2)
    Lebanon (Priority 4)
    Lesotho (Priority 2)
    Liberia (Priority 1)
    Libya (Priority 3)
  • M
  • Madagascar (Priority 1)
    Malawi (Priority 1)
    Malaysia (Priority 5)
    Maldives (Priority 4)
    Mali (Priority 1)
    Marshall Islands (Priority 3)
    Mauritania (Priority 2)
    Mauritius (Priority 5)
    Mexico (Priority 4)
    Micronesia, Fed. Sts. (Priority 2)
    Moldova Rep. (Priority 2)
    Mongolia (Priority 2)
    Montenegro (Priority 4)
    Morocco (Priority 2)
    Mozambique (Priority 1)
    Myanmar (Priority 2)
  • N
  • Namibia (Priority 3)
    Nauru (Priority 5)
    Nepal (Priority 1)
    Nicaragua (Priority 2)
    Niger (Priority 1)
    Nigeria (Priority 2)
    North Macedonia (Priority 3)
  • P
  • Pakistan (Priority 2)
    Papua New Guinea (Priority 2)
    Paraguay (Priority 3)
    Peru (Priority 3)
    Philippines (Priority 2)
  • R
  • Romania (Priority 5)
    Russian Federation (Priority 5)
    Rwanda (Priority 1)
  • S
  • St. Lucia (Priority 4)
    Samoa (Priority 3)
    Sao Tome and Principe (Priority 2)
    Senegal (Priority 2)
    Serbia (Priority 3)
    Sierra Leone (Priority 1)
    Solomon Islands (Priority 2)
    Somalia (Priority 1)
    South Africa (Priority 3)
    South Sudan (Priority 1)
    Sri Lanka (Priority 3)
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Priority 4)
    Sudan (Priority 2)
    Suriname (Priority 3)
    Syrian Arab Republic (Priority 1)
  • T
  • Tajikistan (Priority 1)
    Tanzania (Priority 1)
    Thailand (Priority 3)
    Timor-Leste (Priority 2)
    Togo (Priority 1)
    Tonga (Priority 3)
    Tunisia (Priority 2)
    Turkey (Priority 5)
    Turkmenistan (Priority 3)
    Tuvalu (Priority 3)
  • U
  • Uganda (Priority 1)
    Ukraine (Priority 2)
    Uzbekistan (Priority 2)
  • V
  • Vanuatu (Priority 2)
    Venezuela, RB (Priority 5)
    Vietnam (Priority 2)
  • W
  • West Bank and Gaza (Priority 2)
  • Y
  • Yemen, Rep. (Priority 1)
  • Z
  • Zambia (Priority 2)
    Zimbabwe (Priority 2)