New historical discovery: the change in development terminology from 1821 to 2012

NYU Development Research Institute

This helpful development map (HT the Blattmanoriginal)  from 1821 shows by comparing country labels then and now the evolution of development terminology:

1821 label => 2012 label

Savage => Fragile States

Barbarous => Low Income

Half Civilized => Developing Country

Civilized => Emerging Market

Enlightened => G8

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