This means "this is a country like any other", that there is nothing special or unique about it (economy, standard of living or whatever else).
We often use this structure with "noun+ как+noun", for example:
- Как тебе ресторан? How did you like the restaurant?
- Ресторан как ресторан. Just a regular restaurant (= "nothing so special about it" or "it didn't make any particular impression on me)
Or, for example, we could say:
- Как тебе Париж? How was Paris?
- Париж как Париж. It was ok / nothing special.
This would mean that you didn't particularly like Paris or that it left you indifferent, or that you didn't expect much of it from the start.
Hope it makes it clear.