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|Cite as Chris Watkins (2021). "Less developed communities". Appropedia. Retrieved 2021-10-25.|
While terms such as "Less Developed Countries" or "Least Economically Developed Countries" are common in [[international development literature, the variation in development levels is not simply by country.
So while some less developed "communities" are countries, others are populations within a country - often ofa particular ethnic group, and often an indigenous people.