Emerging Economies

Residents in the following countries are eligible for reduced Optica individual, early career and student member dues.  There are two tiers of discounts.

This list is adopted from the World Bank and is updated annually in July.  Residents of countries that are removed from the World Bank list will continue to receive a dues discount for an additional 12 months.

Eligible Countries:

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z


AFGHANISTAN - (Tier 1)
ALBANIA - (Tier 2)
ALGERIA - (Tier 1)
ANGOLA - (Tier 1)
ARGENTINA - (Tier 2)
ARMENIA - (Tier 2)
AZERBAIJAN - (Tier 2)

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BANGLADESH - (Tier 1)
BELARUS - (Tier 2)
BELIZE - (Tier 2)
BENIN - (Tier 1)
BHUTAN - (Tier 1)
BOLIVIA - (Tier 1)
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - (Tier 2)
BOTSWANA - (Tier 2)
BRAZIL - (Tier 2)
BULGARIA - (Tier 2)
BURKINA FASO - (Tier 1)
BURUNDI - (Tier 1)

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CABO VERDE - (Tier 1)
CAMBODIA - (Tier 1)
CAMEROON - (Tier 1)
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - (Tier 1)
CHAD - (Tier 1)
CHINA - (Tier 2)
COLOMBIA - (Tier 2)
COMOROS - (Tier 1)
CONGO - (Tier 1)
CONGO, DEM REP - (Tier 1)
COOK ISLANDS - (Tier 2)
COSTA RICA - (Tier 2)
COTE D'IVOIRE - (Tier 1)
CUBA - (Tier 2)

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DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA - (Tier 1)
DJIBOUTI - (Tier 1)
DOMINICA - (Tier 2)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - (Tier 2)

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ECUADOR - (Tier 2)
EGYPT - (Tier 1)
EL SALVADOR - (Tier 1)
ERITREA - (Tier 1)
ETHIOPIA - (Tier 1)

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FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA - (Tier 1)
FIJI - (Tier 2)

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GABON - (Tier 2)
GAMBIA - (Tier 1)
GEORGIA - (Tier 2)
GHANA - (Tier 1)
GRENADA - (Tier 2)
GUATEMALA - (Tier 2)
GUINEA - (Tier 1)
GUINEA-BISSAU - (Tier 1)
GUYANA - (Tier 2)

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HAITI - (Tier 1)
HONDURAS - (Tier 1)

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INDIA - (Tier 1)
INDONESIA - (Tier 1)
IRAN - (Tier 1)
IRAQ - (Tier 2)

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JAMAICA - (Tier 2)
JORDAN - (Tier 2)

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KAZAKHSTAN - (Tier 2)
KENYA - (Tier 1)
KIRIBATI - (Tier 1)
KOSOVO - (Tier 2)
KYRGYZSTAN - (Tier 1)

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LAOS - (Tier 1)
LEBANON - (Tier 1)
LESOTHO - (Tier 1)
LIBERIA - (Tier 1)
LIBYA - (Tier 2)

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MACEDONIA - (Tier 2)
MADAGASCAR - (Tier 1)
MALAWI - (Tier 1)
MALAYSIA - (Tier 2)
MALDIVES - (Tier 2)
MALI - (Tier 1)
MARSHALL ISLANDS - (Tier 2)
MAURITANIA - (Tier 1)
MAURITIUS - (Tier 2)
MEXICO - (Tier 2)
MOLDOVA - (Tier 2)
MONGOLIA - (Tier 1)
MONTENEGRO - (Tier 2)
MOROCCO - (Tier 1)
MOZAMBIQUE - (Tier 1)
MYANMAR - (Tier 1)

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NAMIBIA - (Tier 2)
NEPAL - (Tier 1)
NICARAGUA - (Tier 1)
NIGER - (Tier 1)
NIGERIA - (Tier 1)
NIUE - (Tier 1)

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PAKISTAN - (Tier 1)
PALAU - (Tier 2)
PANAMA - (Tier 2)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - (Tier 1)
PARAGUAY - (Tier 2)
PERU - (Tier 2)
PHILIPPINES - (Tier 1)

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ROMANIA - (Tier 2)
RUSSIA - (Tier 2)
RWANDA - (Tier 1)

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SAINT HELENA - (Tier 2)
SAINT LUCIA - (Tier 2)
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - (Tier 2)
SAMOA - (Tier 1)
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE - (Tier 1)
SENEGAL - (Tier 1)
SERBIA - (Tier 2)
SIERRA LEONE - (Tier 1)
SOMALIA - (Tier 1)
SOUTH AFRICA - (Tier 2)
SOUTH SUDAN - (Tier 1)
SRI LANKA - (Tier 1)
SUDAN - (Tier 1)
SURINAME - (Tier 2)
SWAZILAND - (Tier 1)
SYRIA - (Tier 1)

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TAJIKISTAN - (Tier 1)
TANZANIA - (Tier 1)
THAILAND - (Tier 2)
TIMOR-LESTE - (Tier 1)
TOGO - (Tier 1)
TOKELAU - (Tier 2)
TONGA - (Tier 2)
TUNISIA - (Tier 1)
TURKEY - (Tier 2)
TURKMENISTAN - (Tier 2)
TUVALU - (Tier 2)

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UGANDA - (Tier 1)
UKRAINE - (Tier 1)
UZBEKISTAN - (Tier 1)

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VANUATU - (Tier 1)
VENEZUELA - (Tier 2)
VIETNAM - (Tier 1)

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WEST BANK AND GAZA - (Tier 1)

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YEMEN - (Tier 1)

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ZAMBIA - (Tier 1)
ZIMBABWE - (Tier 1)