[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Revised Proposed Final Report and Indicative Poll on Mechanisms - Deadline 3 December 2019

Erika Mann erika at erikamann.com
Sat Nov 23 08:14:12 UTC 2019

Sam L. - we had discussed this before but then reverted back to the less precise term because of different reasons. If we have an agreement between us, we can use the internationally more narrowly defined terms. 


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> On Nov 23, 2019, at 12:52 AM, Samantha Eisner <Samantha.Eisner at icann.org> wrote:
> ​Thanks Sam.  This suggestion makes a lot of sense.
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> All,
> As a development economist I want to raise a small point. The term “developing countries” is used nine times in the Draft. While the World Bank and others have dropped the term, it remains acceptable as a descriptor, but there may be a problem for its use here. In some instances disagreements could arise with regard to eligibility to apply based on what decides who is, or is not, a developing country.
> Other settings now tend to use the formal term Low- and-Medium-Income-Countries (LMIC) where countries are classified by the World Bank (WB). Other organizations (UN, IMF, WHO, etc.) sometimes produce slightly different rankings.
> I suggest that we either adopt LMIC, or state that the term developing countries means LMIC, or pick another reference list. We do not want a Mechanism to have to struggle, in some instances, with what is or is not a qualifying applicant country. (I note this still does not deal with occupied territories, breakaway states, and the other complexities of modern nationhood  :-(   )
> Sam L.
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