Definition: Countries in the process of change directed toward economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
do not confuse with DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; IM; specify country or countries if relevant
Other names Under-Developed Countries; Third-World Countries; Less-Developed Countries; Under-Developed Nation; Under-Developed Country; Under Developed Nations; Under Developed Countries; Third-World Nation; Third-World Country; Third World Nations; Third World Countries; Nations, Under-Developed; Nations, Third-World; Nations, Less-Developed; Nations, Developing; Nation, Under-Developed; Nation, Third-World; Nation, Less-Developed; Nation, Developing; Less-Developed Nation
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