More needs to be done to ensure the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category.
That’s according to Daniel Gay, an adviser with the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), the UN body which helps these 48 nations to understand the graduation process.
The international community has set targets to enable half of the LDCs to graduate by 2020, but Mr Gay says this goal might be “overambitious.”
Mita Hosali spoke to Mr Gay on the margins of a UN conference for the LDCs which concludes this Sunday in Antalya, Turkey.
He began by explaining what defines an LDC, and the criteria for graduation out of the group.