Over 30 African countries, as well as a number of Asian and island states, are included in the list of least developed countries in the world, UNCTAD´s Least Developed Countries Report said.
The list includes 47 states. These are mainly African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, CAR, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Madagascar, Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and etc. The list also included the island states of Oceania Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands. The third group - Asian countries - included Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Yemen and Bhutan.
We analyze all countries based on three criteria, explained UNCTAD spokesman Chantal Carpentier added that firstly, it’s per capita income, here we are considering countries with this indicator below $ 1230.