In the Nile basin 9 or the 11 countries are on the list, the exceptions are Kenya and Egypt. In the Mekong 3 of the 6 countries are on the list, the exceptions are Thailand, China, and Vietnam. I am making maps of the LCDs in the two watersheds. Below is the list I am using for the maps. It is from 2008.
The authors of this figure, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Mehmet Gene, break down the LDCs as follows:
The Least Developed Countries, which represent about 700 million people, have to fulfill 3 parameters to qualify for this list:
- low GDP,
- weak human resources because of health and education described by caloric intake, child mortality, adult literacy, and enrollment in secondary education,
- high economic vulnerability in the goods and services sector as described by agricultural production, population numbers, goods & services exports, share of manufacturing in the GDP, and amount of merchandise export.