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LDC to Developing Country

Three criteria are to be fulfilled for graduation from LDC (Least Developed Country ). 1. income criteria, 2. Human asset index, 3. economic Vulnerabily.

A subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council known as CDP ( Committee for Development policy ) determines the threshold levels on each of the three criteria.

Income: Inclusion threshold in 2018 was $ 1,025.
The graduation threshold is set at 20 per cent above the inclusion threshold. At the 2018 review it was $ 1,230.

Human asset index:-The inclusion threshold has been set at 60
The graduation threshold has been set at 10 per cent above the inclusion threshold at 66

Economic Vulnerability:-The inclusion threshold has been set at 36
The graduation threshold has been set at 10 per cent below the inclusion threshold at 32


Good governance


Graduation from LDC


Undiscipline in Banking Sector



World Bank Country Classification by income level