Membership - Individual Membership Groups

Every user will be given access to one of the four (4) IPSA membership group according to its country of residency, The groups are based on the four different groups of the World Bank [1]. To qualify for Group B, C or D, users will be asked to submit an acceptable proof of residency. Ex.: University affiliation documents, driver’s license, utility bills.

Each group are also divided into the usual membership categories of Regular 2-years, Student 1-year, Student 2-years, Senior 2-years and Lifetime.

These groups answers the special mandate of IPSA to support and promote the development of political science in all parts of the world, as it aims to create an inclusive and truly global political science community in which all can participate. Giving easier access to our membership will promote collaboration between scholars in emerging and established democracies and support the academic freedoms needed for the social sciences to flourish. All-in-all, these will strengthen the networks that underpin a global political science community, as we believe that such linkages put political science in a stronger position to contribute to the quality of public deliberation and decision-making, as well as to the understanding of an increasingly interconnected political world.

Here is the list of countries for each group for the year 2023:

Group A (High-Income Economies)

  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas, The
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Rep.
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao SAR, China
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Martin (French part)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, China
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Group B (Upper-Middle-Income Economies)

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • North Macedonia
  • Palau
  • Palestine, State of
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu

Group C (Lower-Middle-Income Economies)

  • Angola
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Côte d‘Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt, Arab Rep.
  • Eswatini
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Iran, Islamic Rep
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao PDR
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Group D (Low-Income Economies)

  • Afghanistan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo, Dem. Rep
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia, The
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Korea, Dem. People‘s Rep
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Yemen, Rep.

 

IPSA will revise annually the composition of the individual membership groups in accordance with the World Bank annual revisions of the world’s economies classification.