Location: South and Southwest Asia                        Gross domestic product (current US$): 269,604 millions (2018)
Land area: 130,170                                       GDP growth: 7.86 % (2018)
Population: 161.377 millions (2018)

Source: UNCTADStat, 2020.

LDC status

Inclusion: 1975

Graduation status: Fulfilled eligibility criteria for the first time in 2018

Gross national income (GNI) per capita: $1,274

Human assets index (HAI): 73.2

Economic vulnerability index (EVI): 25.2

Source: DESA/CDP, 2018


All data are collected and maintained by ESCAP Statistics Division.

Reports and Publications


National Workshop on Resource Mobilization for Sustainable Development

11/19/2019 to 11/20/2019 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Joint UN Workshop on Preparing for a Smooth Graduation from the LDC Category

10/17/2019 to 10/18/2019 | Honiara, Solomon Islands

Workshop on SDGs and Sustainable Graduation of South Asian LDCs

10/14/2019 to 10/15/2019 | Kathmandu, Nepal

Workshop on SDGs and Graduation of South Asian LDCs

10/1/2019 to 10/2/2019 | Thimphu, Bhutan

Workshop on SDGs and Sustainable LDC Graduation of Bangladesh

9/23/2019 to 9/26/2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

Challenges in Graduating from LDCs for Bangladesh

6/20/2019 to 6/25/2019 | New Delhi and Bangkok