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Populuation

Remoteness

Share of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries

Graduation Threshold

Export Instability

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EVI Breakdown

LDC Average

Low Elevated Coastal Zones

Export Concentration

Agricultural Instability

Victimes of Natural Disasters

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Figure-4: Economic vulnerability index, Bangladesh and LDC average, 1999-2017

Graduation is a result from a broad-based process of development of productive 

capacities, structural transformation and diversification of the economic structure. The 

list of LDCs is reviewed every three years by the CDP, a group of independent experts 

reporting to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Graduation Process for Bangladesh

Timeline

UN Procoss

National Priority

2018

CDP: First finding confirms eligibility for graduation

Implementation of LDC graduation strategies in the 

seventh five year plan (7FYP)

2018-2021

UNCTAD and UNDESA prepare vulerability profile 

and impoct assessment respectively

Oral statement to experts group meeting and written 

statement to CDP

2021

CDP's seceond finding confirms graduation

2021-2024

CDP: reviews vulnerability profile and impact 

assessment; reviews country inputs; recommends for 

graduation;
ECOSOC: Takes action on CDP findings
General Assembly: Takes note of 
CDP recommendation

Maintaining social and economic progress alongside 

political stability

2024

Graduation (3 years after General Assembly' decision)

2024-2027

CDP: Monitors development during triennial reviews

Implement transition strategy under an updated 

perspective plan and eighth five year plan (8FYP)