The words "free thinkers" do not exist in developing countries. This is so because humans, according to the majority, are incapable of thinking, or thing else for that matter. God, they say, does everything.
Question; Is there ever a need to study, be a doctor, engineer, etc?
It sounds like ‘developing country’ is a perjorative term for countries deemed inferior.
Perhaps we need to determine what a ‘developed country’ looks like so that we have a control to measure ‘developing countries, against. And the types of thinking required in order to make a judgement as to whether the type of thinking is free or not!