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Graduation from the category of least developed countries: Rationale, achievement and prospects

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  • Alassane DRABO

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  • Patrick GUILLAUMONT

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Introduction: A short story of the LDCs graduation[1]The Least Developed Country (LDC) category was from the start meant to include low income countries facing structural handicaps to economic growth (in the 2011 CDP report economic growth has been replaced with “sustainable development”). Under various names, the structural handicaps considered for the identification of the LDCs have been deficient human resources and weak economic structure. Let us recall that the LDCs are identified by three mandatory complementary criteria for inclusion into the category (CDP and UNDESA 2008; CDP 2015): income level as measured by Gross National Income per capita (GNIpc), and two indicators of structural handicaps, the Human Asset Index (HAI) and the Economic Vulnerability Index (EVI). Poor countries simultaneously facing these two kinds of handicaps have been described as “caught in a trap”, and in need of special international attention and support measures (Guillaumont 2009a). In the long term, with the help of these measures, it should have been hoped that the countries identified as LDCs will progressively overcome their structural handicaps and exit from the category, leading the LDC category to shrink. .../... [1] This section and the following relies heavily on a previous paper of the authors (Drabo and Guillaumont 2016)

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  • Alassane DRABO & Patrick GUILLAUMONT, 2017. "Graduation from the category of least developed countries: Rationale, achievement and prospects," Working Papers P208, FERDI.
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    1. Debapriya Bhattacharya & Lisa Borgatti, 2012. "An Atypical Approach to Graduation from the LDC Category: The Case of Bangladesh," South Asia Economic Journal, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, vol. 13(1), pages 1-25, March.
    2. Catherine KORACHAIS, 2011. "Human Assets Index Computing retrospective series from 1970 to 2008," Working Papers I10, FERDI.
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