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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Highly Indebted Poor Countries.
See also changes related to Highly Indebted Poor Countries, or pages that link to Highly Indebted Poor Countries or to this page or whose text contains "Highly Indebted Poor Countries".

Parent topics

  • Poverty elimination [r]: A program of international organizations and industrialized states, to eliminate poverty as a significant element of Highly Indebted Poor Countries, weak states, and failed states [e]
  • World Bank [r]: Collective name for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and its affiliates: the International Finance Corporation, organized in 1950 to provide long-term project financing to developing countries; and the International Development Association, formed in 1960 to make long-term loans at low interest rates. [e]

Subtopics

Past Decision Point

  • Afghanistan [r]: A Islamic republic in Central Asia, with an unstable but elected government; borders China, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan [e]
  • Benin [r]: An African republic, bordering Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and the Gulf of Guinea, which gained independence from France in 1960. [e]
  • Burkina Faso [r]: Landlocked West African nation with significant gold reserves and an economy based primarily on cotton; formerly a French colony (population about 18 million). [e]
  • Burundi [r]: A country of Central Africa, having borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as coast on Lake Tanganikya. [e]
  • Cameroon [r]: (population 18 million) A country located in West/Central Africa which shares boundaries with Chad to the north, Nigeria to the west, Central African Republic to the east, Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea to the south. [e]
  • Central African Republic [r]: Landlocked African nation, with Bangui its capital; formerly a French colony which became independent in 1960 (population c.4,500,000). [e]
  • Republic of Congo [r]: Also referred to as Congo-Brazzaville or simply Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. (pop. 3,686,000). [e]
  • Ethiopia [r]: Among the oldest countries of the world, from which Muslim-majority Eritrea split after a civil war; Coptic Christian-majority state in East Africa [e]
  • Gambia [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Ghana [r]: A country in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo. [e]
  • Rwanda [r]: A small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of central Africa. [e]
  • Haiti [r]: Caribbean country, capital Port-au-Prince, covering the western part of the island of Hispaniola; population about 10,000,000. [e]
  • Honduras [r]: Central American republic (capital Tegucigalpa) with an economy built on agriculture and peoples of mixed European and Amerindian descent; has the world's highest murder rate and high levels of poverty (population about 8.5 million). [e]
  • Madagascar [r]: Republic in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of south-east Africa, the fourth largest island in the world. [e]
  • Malawi [r]: Landlocked republic in Africa, located along the shores of Lake Malawi, and bounded north by Tanzania, south by Mozambique, and west by Zambia. [e]
  • Mali [r]: Landlocked republic in Africa, bounded north-west by Mauritania, north-east by Algeria, west by Senegal, east by Niger, and south by Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Guinea. [e]
  • Mauritania [r]: Republic located on the west coast of Africa, bounded north by Western Sahara, north-east by Algeria, east and south-east by Mali, and south by Senegal, with access to the Atlantic Ocean in the west [e]
  • Mozambique [r]: Republic in Africa, bounded north by Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania, west by Zimbabwe, south-west by South Africa and Swaziland, with access to the Indian Ocean in the east. [e]
  • Niger [r]: A country in Western Africa, with one of the worst qualities of life in the world. [e]
  • São Tomé & Príncipe [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Senegal [r]: Once a French colony, now an influential yet Highly Indebted Poor Country with diplomatic and military impact well beyond its borders [e]
  • Sierra Leone [r]: Former British colony on the coast of West Africa, extremely rich in resources including blood diamonds, temperate climate, but failed state due to repeated civil wars and banditry; capital, Freetown, was a significant convoy port in WWII [e]
  • Tanzania [r]: A large coastal East African nation bordered by Kenya, Uganda, Congo and the Indian Ocean. [e]
  • Uganda [r]: Landlocked republic in East Africa, located on the equator, bordering the northern and western shores of Lake Victoria. [e]
  • Zambia [r]: Landlocked republic in southern part of Africa. Formerly North Rhodesia until independence from U.K. in 1964. [e]

Interim Countries

Pre-Decision-Point Countries

  • Comoros [r]: Federal island republic, spanning an archipelago of three islands and minor islets in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique. [e]
  • Eritrea [r]: Republic located along the north-east littoral of Africa, adjacent to the Horn of Africa and Red Sea. [e]
  • Kyrgyzstan [r]: A landlocked central Asian nation, formerly part of the Soviet Union; after a coup, it successfully held democratic elections [e]
  • Somalia [r]: A country located in the Horn of Africa, bordering Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya on its southwest, the Gulf of Aden at its north, the Indian Ocean at its east, and Ethiopia to the west. [e]
  • Sudan [r]: A nation in East Africa/Horn of Africa, with the largest land area of any country in Africa, and near-continuous civil wars since British independence in 1956; effectively a federation of Arab and African parts, with the southern region voting for independence in 2011. [e]

Other related topics

  • Weak state [r]: A nation whose government or institutions are unable, or unwilling, to provide a significant set of essential public services, including just and legitimate government, physical security, food and health, and minimal economic development; contrast with failed state, which provides essentially none [e]
  • Millennium Challenge Act [r]: United States enabling legislation for carrying out activities related to the UN Millennium Development Goals [e]