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Old 03-21-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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LDC means least developed countries and here's the list.




Africa (33 countries)

Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Niger
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Togo
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia

Asia-Pacific (14 countries)

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
East Timor
Laos
Myanmar
Nepal
Yemen
Kiribati
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

Americas

Haiti
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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What about Nort Korea?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Are you sure about that mr. Dunno? What about countries such Angola and Equatorial Guinea that are currently experiencing huge growth and developments?
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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They're still very poor and riddled with poverty. It will take decades for these places to reach even the levels of South Africa or Malaysia
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I agree with Dunno. It could take decades before the majority of citizens feel the good effect in their GDP increase. But hey, anything's possible.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Well, the UN has hinted Equatorial Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are the next. Its stated goal is to move at least half the LDCs within a decade or 2 to middle income status.

I still hold my position though...I really think that Equatorial Guinea and Angola will probably be low middle income country by the end of this decade. It's just a question of achieving just one of the UN criteria. If you look at social indicators of the 2 countries, you'll note that they are the best performing countries in terms of scale of improvement among 3rd world countries.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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the only one that stands out for potential significant growth is cambodia , its located in one of the fastests growing regions of the world , vietnam has grown significantly this past decade so why cant cambodia

the likes of samoa are paradise islands which are simply too isolated from everywhere to see any kind of economic spurt , thier situation is not comparable to african countries like somalia , in fact i wouldnt even call samoa third world
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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the only one that stands out for potential significant growth is cambodia , its located in one of the fastests growing regions of the world , vietnam has grown significantly this past decade so why cant cambodia
I agree. Cambodia stands out and is developing rapidly compared to most other LDCs. The capital Phnom Penh is booming with projects! Take a look through the Cambodia forum on SkyscraperCity and you'll see what I mean.

Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar Forums - SkyscraperCity

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Malaysia
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I think Burma should comes up tops. This is based on the numbers of its people going to more progressive countries like Malaysia. where they have come to gain experience while they worked here. And the people seems to assimilate better as many of them can converse in English.

The only set back in Burma is the political issues where it should see some dramatic changes as time goes by. Even then some MNC has gone to Burma where they are anticipating political changes like the local people there. Should there be a free election and aung san suu kyi be made the decomocratic elected president, it would be boon Town Charlie like what Happen to South Africa where Nelson Mandela. Strategical located between India and China would be a plus advantage.
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