Low- and lower-income, Build countries live within planetary boundaries but still need to build an economic system that satisfies their society’s basic needs.
They are home to 46% of the global population. They currently transgress few planetary boundaries, if any at all, but struggle to meet their basic needs, including Human Development Index (HDI) indicators such as education and healthcare. Their economies are dominated by agriculture and they are still building basic infrastructure.
The Build profile is most relevant to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, plus some small island states and Asian countries. The larger countries by population to which the profile may apply are India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines.
To find out what country profile your country belongs to, explore this interactive story and search for your country on the final map.