4fb9d08492 Further reading. But analysis of the deal by NGOs found that the text of the proposed LDC deal had substantial loopholes that might make the offer less than the full 100 percent access, and could even erase some current duty-free access of LDCs to rich country markets. Dissatisfaction with these loopholes led some economists to call for a reworking of the Hong Kong deal.. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Also a landlocked developing country ^ a b c d e f g h i Also a Small Island Developing State ^ Country profiles, Least Developed Countries, UN-OHRLLS. Retrieved 2011-05-13. However, in order to avoid confusion between "least developed country" and or LEDC "less economically developed country" (which may both be abbreviated as LDC), and to avoid confusion with landlocked developing country (which can be abbreviated as LLDC), "developing country" is generally used in preference to "less-developed country". Human resource weakness (based on indicators of nutrition, health, education and adult literacy) and Economic vulnerability (based on instability of agricultural production, instability of exports of goods and services, economic importance of non-traditional activities, merchandise export concentration, handicap of economic smallness, and the percentage of population displaced by natural disasters) .
^ "Maldives identifies challenges in graduating to a developing country", UN-OHRLLS, 23 December 2010 ^ "Samoa To Gain Developing Country Economic Status In January 2014". Sikkim.gov.in. Retrieved 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-07-28. ^ a b "UN Handbook on the LDC Category" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-07-28. 2011-05-13. Role of civil society.