Fourth World Countries 2019

The term “Fourth World Countries” is used to describe parts of countries in the Third World that are most stricken by poverty. Most of these regions do not have political ties. The people of these nations are hunter-gatherers, live in nomadic communities, or are part of tribes. In some cases, populations of these people may live in a First World country. However, their living standards are similar to those of Third World nations.

It is important to note that many of these nations are self-surviving. However, their economic performance is much lower than other more-developed nations of the world. For example, Aboriginal tribes do not require assistance from other nations, but they do not contribute to the global economy. These nations are typically excluded from world statistics.

The nations classified as Fourth World are labeled by the United Nations as the Least Developed Countries, or LDCs. These countries rank lower than other nations in terms of socioeconomic development and human development index ratings. These LDCs, which also have Fourth World regions, include the following nations.

Flag Country Human Development Index Population 2019
Niger0.35423,310,715
Central African Republic0.3674,745,185
Chad0.40415,946,876
Burundi0.41711,530,580
Sierra Leone0.4197,813,215
Burkina Faso0.42320,321,378
Mali0.42719,658,031
Liberia0.4354,937,374
Mozambique0.43730,366,036
Eritrea0.443,497,117
Yemen0.45229,161,922
Guinea Bissau0.4551,920,922
Guinea0.45912,771,246
Gambia0.462,347,706
Ethiopia0.463112,078,730
Djibouti0.476973,560
Malawi0.47718,628,747
Haiti0.49811,263,077
Afghanistan0.49838,041,754
Sudan0.50242,813,238
Comoros0.503850,886
Togo0.5038,082,366
Senegal0.50516,296,364
Benin0.51511,801,151
Uganda0.51644,269,594
Madagascar0.51926,969,307
Lesotho0.522,125,268
Mauritania0.524,525,696
Rwanda0.52412,626,950
Tanzania0.53858,005,463
Solomon Islands0.546669,823
Nepal0.57428,608,710
Angola0.58131,825,295
Cambodia0.58216,486,542
Zambia0.58817,861,030
Sao Tome And Principe0.589215,056
Equatorial Guinea0.5911,355,986
Laos0.6017,169,455
Vanuatu0.603299,882
Bangladesh0.608163,046,161
Kiribati0.612117,606
Bhutan0.612763,092
Samoa0.713197,097
Maldives0.717530,953