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Definition Developing Countries

IMU classifies Developing Countries as those with Gross National Income (GNI) per capita in USD, not exceeding USD 11,000, in accordance with the United Nations data (December 2015).

The countries are divided into 5 Categories:
Priority 1 GNI per capita below 2,200 USD
Priority 2 GNI per capita in the interval from 2,200 USD to 4,400 USD
Priority 3 GNI per capita in the interval from 4,400 USD to 6,600 USD
Priority 4 GNI per capita in the interval from 6,600 USD to 8,800 USD
Priority 5 GNI per capita in the interval from 8,800 USD to 11,000 USD

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

Alphabetical list

All countries classified as "DEVELOPING COUNTRIES" (based on the GNI from 2015) can be found - listed alphabetically - below

  • A
  • Afghanistan (Priority 1)
    Albania (Priority 3)
    Algeria (Priority 3)
    Angola (Priority 3)
    Armenia (Priority 2)
    Azerbaijan (Priority 4)
  • B
  • Bangladesh (Priority 1)
    Belarus (Priority 4)
    Belize (Priority 3)
    Benin (Priority 1)
    Bhutan (Priority 2)
    Bolivia (Priority 2)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Priority 3)
    Botswana (Priority 4)
    Bulgaria (Priority 4)
    Burkina Faso (Priority 1)
    Burundi (Priority 1)
  • C
  • Cabo Verde (Priority 2)
    Cambodia (Priority 1)
    Cameroon (Priority 1)
    Central African Republic (Priority 1)
    Chad (Priority 1)
    China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao) (Priority 4)
    Colombia (Priority 4)
    Comoros (Priority 1)
    Congo (Priority 2)
    Costa Rica (Priority 5)
    Côte d'Ivoire (Priority 1)
    Cuba (Priority 4)
  • D
  • D.P.R. of Korea (Priority 1)
    D.R. of the Congo (Priority 1)
    Djibouti (Priority 1)
    Dominica (Priority 4)
    Dominican Republic (Priority 3)
  • E
  • Ecuador (Priority 3)
    Egypt (Priority 2)
    El Salvador (Priority 2)
    Eritrea (Priority 1)
    Ethiopia (Priority 1)
  • F
  • Fiji (Priority 3)
  • G
  • Gabon (Priority 5)
    Gambia (Priority 1)
    Georgia (Priority 2)
    Ghana (Priority 1)
    Grenada (Priority 4)
    Guatemala (Priority 2)
    Guinea (Priority 1)
    Guinea-Bissau (Priority 1)
    Guyana (Priority 2)
  • H
  • Haiti (Priority 1)
    Honduras (Priority 2)
  • I
  • India (Priority 1)
    Indonesia (Priority 2)
    Iran (Islamic Republic of) (Priority 3)
    Iraq (Priority 3)
  • J
  • Jamaica (Priority 3)
    Jordan (Priority 3)
  • K
  • Kenya (Priority 1)
    Kiribati (Priority 2)
    Kosovo (Priority 2)
    Kyrgyzstan (Priority 1)
  • L
  • Lao People's DR (Priority 1)
    Lebanon (Priority 4)
    Lesotho (Priority 1)
    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 1)
    Mauritius (Priority 5)
    Mexico (Priority 5)
    Micronesia (FS of) (Priority 2)
    Mongolia (Priority 2)
    Montenegro (Priority 4)
    Morocco (Priority 2)
    Mozambique (Priority 1)
    Myanmar (Priority 1)
  • N
  • Namibia (Priority 3)
    Nepal (Priority 1)
    Nicaragua (Priority 1)
    Niger (Priority 1)
    Nigeria (Priority 2)
  • P
  • Pakistan (Priority 1)
    Palau (Priority 5)
    Papua New Guinea (Priority 1)
    Paraguay (Priority 3)
    Peru (Priority 3)
    Philippines (Priority 2)
  • R
  • Republic of Moldova (Priority 1)
    Romania (Priority 5)
    Rwanda (Priority 1)
  • S
  • Saint Lucia (Priority 4)
    Samoa (Priority 2)
    Sao Tome and Principe (Priority 1)
    Senegal (Priority 1)
    Serbia (Priority 3)
    Sierra Leone (Priority 1)
    Solomon Islands (Priority 1)
    Somalia (Priority 1)
    South Africa (Priority 3)
    South Sudan (Priority 1)
    Sri Lanka (Priority 2)
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Priority 4)
    State of Palestine (Priority 2)
    Sudan (Priority 1)
    Sudan (Former)
    Suriname (Priority 5)
    Swaziland (Priority 2)
    Syrian Arab Republic (Priority 1)
  • T
  • Tajikistan (Priority 1)
    TFYR of Macedonia (Priority 3)
    Thailand (Priority 3)
    Timor-Leste (Priority 2)
    Togo (Priority 1)
    Tonga (Priority 2)
    Tunisia (Priority 2)
    Turkey (Priority 5)
    Turkmenistan (Priority 4)
    Tuvalu (Priority 3)
  • U
  • U.R. of Tanzania: Mainland (Priority 1)
    Uganda (Priority 1)
    Ukraine (Priority 2)
    Uzbekistan (Priority 2)
  • V
  • Vanuatu (Priority 2)
    Viet Nam (Priority 1)
  • Y
  • Yemen (Priority 1)
  • Z
  • Zambia (Priority 1)
    Zanzibar (Priority 1)
    Zimbabwe (Priority 1)