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Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
The United Nations has designated 48 countries as least developed.
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Angola
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Benin
  5. Bhutan
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cambodia
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Comoros
  12. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  13. Djibouti
  14. Equatorial Guinea
  15. Eritrea
  16. Ethiopia
  17. Gambia
  18. Guinea
  19. Guinea-Bissau
  20. Haiti
  21. Kiribati
  22. Lao PDR
  23. Lesotho
  24. Liberia
  25. Madagascar
  26. Malawi
  27. Mali
  28. Mauritania
  29. Mozambique
  30. Myanmar
  31. Nepal
  32. Niger
  33. Rwanda
  34. Sao Tome and Principe
  35. Senegal
  36. Sierra Leone
  37. Solomon Islands
  38. Somalia
  39. South Sudan
  40. Sudan
  41. Tanzania
  42. Timor-Leste
  43. Togo
  44. Tuvalu
  45. Uganda
  46. Vanuatu
  47. Yemen
  48. Zambia

 

Source: UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

 

TWAS has three programmes targeting Least Developed Countries:

  1. TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training
  2. TWAS Research Professors in LDCs
  3. TWAS Visiting Expert Programme
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