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Least Developed Countries

Least developed country (LDC) is the name given to a country which according to the United Nations fits within the broader grouping of less-developed countries (see below) and as such, exhibits the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development. The UN classifies levels of development within countries according to the following criteria: income levels, human resource indicators, and levels of economic vulnerability. The current group of least-developed countries which comprises 49 countries, of which 33 are in Africa, 10 in Asia, 1 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and 5 in Oceania. See Less developed countries

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