DFAT List of Developing Countries 2023

DFAT List of Developing Countries 2023: DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) is an Australian government department that maintains a list of developing countries for the purpose of determining eligibility for certain types of development assistance. The list is known as the “Australian Government’s List of Developing Countries,” and it is regularly updated.

DFAT List of Developing Countries 2023

The following countries were included on DFAT’s list of developing countries:

Europe – Developing Countries List

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Belarus
  5. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  6. Georgia
  7. Hungary
  8. Kosovo
  9. Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic)
  10. Moldova
  11. Montenegro
  12. Poland
  13. Romania
  14. Slovakia
  15. Serbia
  16. Turkey
  17. Ukraine

Africa – Developing Countries

North of Sahara

  1. Algeria
  2. Egypt
  3. Libya
  4. Morocco
  5. Tunisia

South of Sahara

  1. Angola
  2. Benin
  3. Botswana
  4. Burkina Faso
  5. Burundi
  6. Cameroon
  7. Cabo Verde
  8. Central African Republic
  9. Chad
  10. Comoros
  11. Congo
  12. Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
  13. Cote d’Ivoire
  14. Djibouti
  15. Equatorial Guinea
  16. Eritrea
  17. Eswatini
  18. Ethiopia
  19. Gabon
  20. Gambia
  21. Ghana
  22. Guinea
  23. Guinea-Bissau 
  24. Kenya
  25. Lesotho
  26. Liberia
  27. Madagascar
  28. Malawi
  29. Mali
  30. Mauritania
  31. Mauritius
  32. Mozambique
  33. Namibia
  34. Niger
  35. Nigeria
  36. Rwanda
  37. St. Helena
  38. Sao Tome & Principe
  39. Senegal
  40. Sierra Leone
  41. Somalia
  42. South Africa
  43. South Sudan
  44. Sudan
  45. Tanzania
  46. Togo
  47. Uganda
  48. Zambia
  49. Zimbabwe

America – List of Developing Countries

North & Central 

  1. Belize
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Cuba
  4. Dominica
  5. Dominican Republic
  6. El Salvador
  7. Grenada
  8. Guatemala
  9. Haiti
  10. Honduras
  11. Jamaica
  12. Mexico 
  13. Montserrat
  14. Nicaragua
  15. Panama
  16. St. Lucia
  17. St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

South America

  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Colombia
  5. Ecuador
  6. Guyana
  7. Paraguay
  8. Peru
  9. Suriname
  10. Venezuela 

ASIA – Developing Countries

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. Cambodia
  5. China (People’s Republic of)
  6. India
  7. Indonesia
  8. Kazakhstan
  9. Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)
  10. Kyrgyzstan.
  11. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  12. Malaysia
  13. Maldives
  14. Mongolia
  15. Myanmar
  16. Nepal
  17. Pakistan
  18. Philippines
  19. Sri Lanka
  20. Tajikistan
  21. Thailand
  22. Timor Leste
  23. Turkmenistan
  24. Uzbekistan
  25. Vietnam

Middle East

  1. Iran
  2. Iraq
  3. Jordan
  4. Lebanon
  5. Syrian Arab Republic
  6. West Bank and Gaza Strip
  7. Yemen

Pacific – Developing Countries

  1. Cook Islands
  2. Fiji
  3. Kiribati
  4. Marshall Islands
  5. Micronesia
  6. Nauru
  7. Niue
  8. Palau
  9. Papua New Guinea
  10. Samoa
  11. Solomon Islands
  12. Tokelau
  13. Tonga
  14. Tuvalu
  15. Vanuatu
  16. Wallis & Futuna

List of Developing Countries According to DFAT 2023

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has compiled a list of 146 developing countries. Following is the list of developing countries as declared by the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia):-

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Belarus
  5. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  6. Georgia
  7. Hungary
  8. Kosovo
  9. Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic)
  10. Moldova
  11. Montenegro
  12. Poland
  13. Romania
  14. Slovakia
  15. Serbia
  16. Turkey
  17. Ukraine
  18. Algeria
  19. Egypt
  20. Libya
  21. Morocco
  22. Tunisia
  23. Angola
  24. Benin
  25. Botswana
  26. Burkina Faso
  27. Burundi
  28. Cameroon
  29. Cabo Verde
  30. Central African Republic
  31. Chad
  32. Comoros
  33. Congo
  34. Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
  35. Cote d’Ivoire
  36. Djibouti
  37. Equatorial Guinea
  38. Eritrea
  39. Eswatini
  40. Ethiopia
  41. Gabon
  42. Gambia
  43. Ghana
  44. Guinea
  45. Guinea-Bissau 
  46. Kenya
  47. Lesotho
  48. Liberia
  49. Madagascar
  50. Malawi
  51. Mali
  52. Mauritania
  53. Mauritius
  54. Mozambique
  55. Namibia
  56. Niger
  57. Nigeria
  58. Rwanda
  59. St. Helena
  60. Sao Tome & Principe
  61. Senegal
  62. Sierra Leone
  63. Somalia
  64. South Africa
  65. South Sudan
  66. Sudan
  67. Tanzania
  68. Togo
  69. Uganda
  70. Zambia
  71. Zimbabwe
  72. Belize
  73. Costa Rica
  74. Cuba
  75. Dominica
  76. Dominican Republic
  77. El Salvador
  78. Grenada
  79. Guatemala
  80. Haiti
  81. Honduras
  82. Jamaica
  83. Mexico 
  84. Montserrat
  85. Nicaragua
  86. Panama
  87. St. Lucia
  88. St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
  89. Argentina
  90. Bolivia
  91. Brazil
  92. Colombia
  93. Ecuador
  94. Guyana
  95. Paraguay
  96. Peru
  97. Suriname
  98. Venezuela 
  99. Afghanistan
  100. Bangladesh
  101. Bhutan
  102. Cambodia
  103. China (People’s Republic of)
  104. India
  105. Indonesia
  106. Kazakhstan
  107. Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)
  108. Kyrgyzstan.
  109. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  110. Malaysia
  111. Maldives
  112. Mongolia
  113. Myanmar
  114. Nepal
  115. Pakistan
  116. Philippines
  117. Sri Lanka
  118. Tajikistan
  119. Thailand
  120. Timor Leste
  121. Turkmenistan
  122. Uzbekistan
  123. Vietnam
  124. Iran
  125. Iraq
  126. Jordan
  127. Lebanon
  128. Syrian Arab Republic
  129. West Bank and Gaza Strip
  130. Yemen
  131. Cook Islands
  132. Fiji
  133. Kiribati
  134. Marshall Islands
  135. Micronesia
  136. Nauru
  137. Niue
  138. Palau
  139. Papua New Guinea
  140. Samoa
  141. Solomon Islands
  142. Tokelau
  143. Tonga
  144. Tuvalu
  145. Vanuatu
  146. Wallis & Futuna

Source: https://www.dfat.gov.au/sites/default/files/list-developing-countries.pdf

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