Developing Countries 2019

A developing country is also known as an LMIC, or a low and middle income country. It is less developed than countries classified as “developed countries” but these nations are ranked higher than “less economically developed countries.” These countries are characterized by being less developed industrially and a lower Human Development Index when compared to other countries. However, developing countries do have the potential for high growth and security when evaluating factors including the standard of living, gross domestic product and per capita income. The term refers to the current state of a nation and is not used to determine changing dynamics or future progress.

There are several characteristics that are commonly held throughout developing countries. This includes health risks such as having low access to safe water, as well as sanitation and hygiene problems. There may also be high levels of pollution and a high percentage of people with infectious diseases. Other common characteristics include widespread poverty, low education and literacy levels and government corruption. There are also challenges in energy and higher rates of violence against women.

The United Nations has set a list of Sustainable Development Goals designed to help developing countries overcome these challenges. Development aid through federal governments and other agencies are distributed in order to help tackle the social, political, economic and environmental problems faced by these countries.

There are many countries around the world classified as a developing country. This includes (in alphabetical order):

Rank Flag Name Population 2019
1China1,433,783,686
2India1,366,417,754
3Indonesia270,625,568
4Pakistan216,565,318
5Brazil211,049,527
6Nigeria200,963,599
7Bangladesh163,046,161
8Mexico127,575,529
9Ethiopia112,078,730
10Philippines108,116,615
11Egypt100,388,073
12Vietnam96,462,106
13Turkey83,429,615
14Iran82,913,906
15Thailand69,625,582
16South Africa58,558,270
17Tanzania58,005,463
18Myanmar54,045,420
19Kenya52,573,973
20Colombia50,339,443
21Argentina44,780,677
22Uganda44,269,594
23Ukraine43,993,638
24Algeria43,053,054
25Sudan42,813,238
26Afghanistan38,041,754
27Morocco36,471,769
28Uzbekistan32,981,716
29Peru32,510,453
30Malaysia31,949,777
31Angola31,825,295
32Ghana30,417,856
33Mozambique30,366,036
34Yemen29,161,922
35Nepal28,608,710
36Venezuela28,515,829
37Madagascar26,969,307
38Cameroon25,876,380
39North Korea25,666,161
40Niger23,310,715
41Sri Lanka21,323,733
42Burkina Faso20,321,378
43Mali19,658,031
44Romania19,364,557
45Malawi18,628,747
46Kazakhstan18,551,427
47Zambia17,861,030
48Guatemala17,581,472
49Ecuador17,373,662
50Cambodia16,486,542
51Senegal16,296,364
52Chad15,946,876
53Somalia15,442,905
54Zimbabwe14,645,468
55Guinea12,771,246
56Rwanda12,626,950
57Benin11,801,151
58Tunisia11,694,719
59Burundi11,530,580
60Bolivia11,513,100
61Cuba11,333,483
62Haiti11,263,077
63South Sudan11,062,113
64Dominican Republic10,738,958
65Jordan10,101,694
66Azerbaijan10,047,718
67Honduras9,746,117
68Belarus9,452,411
69Tajikistan9,321,018
70Papua New Guinea8,776,109
71Serbia8,772,235
72Togo8,082,366
73Sierra Leone7,813,215
74Paraguay7,044,636
75Bulgaria7,000,119
76Lebanon6,855,713
77Libya6,777,452
78Nicaragua6,545,502
79El Salvador6,453,553
80Turkmenistan5,942,089
81Costa Rica5,047,561
82Liberia4,937,374
83Central African Republic4,745,185
84Mauritania4,525,696
85Panama4,246,439
86Croatia4,130,304
87Moldova4,043,263
88Georgia3,996,765
89Eritrea3,497,117
90Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,000
91Mongolia3,225,167
92Armenia2,957,731
93Jamaica2,948,279
94Albania2,880,917
95Namibia2,494,530
96Gambia2,347,706
97Botswana2,303,697
98Gabon2,172,579
99Lesotho2,125,268
100Macedonia2,083,459
101Guinea Bissau1,920,922
102Equatorial Guinea1,355,986
103Timor Leste1,293,119
104Mauritius1,269,668
105Swaziland1,148,130
106Djibouti973,560
107Fiji889,953
108Comoros850,886
109Guyana782,766
110Bhutan763,092
111Solomon Islands669,823
112Montenegro627,987
113Suriname581,372
114Maldives530,953
115Belize390,353
116Vanuatu299,882
117Sao Tome And Principe215,056
118Samoa197,097
119Kiribati117,606
120Micronesia113,815
121Grenada112,003
122Tonga104,494
123Marshall Islands58,791
124American Samoa55,312
125Tuvalu11,646
126Nauru10,756