The status of a developing nation is defined by the Federation of International Touch. The policy states that prior to applying for full membership to the Federation of International Touch, it is normal that a country is awarded the status of a Developing Nation. A Developing Nation status allows a coutry to receive limited benefits while internal, domestic development continues.
The FIT Constitution allows for developing countries to be awarded an Associate Membership, with the provision that those countries implement a development programme within a set time period.
For full details on what a Developing Nation is, please refer to the Federation of International Touch website policies section. Click here to go to the FIT website.