10 Poorest Countries of the World

This article tells about the 10 poorest economies of the world. In the list of ten countries no country individually has its total GDP greater than the total assets of the richest person of the world i.e. Bill Gates. Haiti, a country situated in Caribbean Sea has the most of its population (77%) Below Poverty Line.
Created On: Jul 26, 2017 11:32 IST
Modified On: Mar 23, 2018 03:18 IST
Poorest countries of world
Poorest countries of world

This article tells about the 10 poorest economies of the world. In the list of ten countries no country has its total GDP greater than the total assets of the richest person of the world i.e. Bill gates.
Let’s have the detail about the poorest countries of the world from most poor to less. We ranked these countries as per the percentage of total BPL population in the country.

1. Haiti
Poverty rate:      77%
Population:        10,604,000
GDP (nominal):  $8.259 billion
GDP Per Capita: $846
HDI Rank       :   163rd

HAITI
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Haiti remains the poorest country in the world (with a GDP per capita of US$ 846 in 2014) with significant needs in basic services. According to the latest household survey;  more than 6 million out of 10.4 million (59%) Haitians live under the National Poverty Line of US$ 2.42 per day and over 2.5 million (24%) live under the National Extreme Poverty Line of US$1.23 per day.

2. Equatorial Guinea
Poverty rate:      76.8%
Population:        1,222,442
GDP (nominal):  $11.638 billion
GDP Per Capita:  $14,176
HDI Rank     :     183rd

Equatorial Guinea
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Despite its oil wealth, the nation is among the worst countries in the world for life expectancy, at just 50.8 years, and for primary education enrollment, at just 56.3% of the relevant population.
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3. Zimbabwe
Poverty rate:       72%
Population:         16,150,362
GDP:                   $16.28 billion
GDP Per Capita:  $1071
HDI Rank   :       154th

zimbabwe
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Robert Mugabe is ruling the Zimbabwe since it became a sovereign nation in 1980.Until 2009, Zimbabwe experienced a problem of hyperinflation. Here One dollar was worth 9,686.9 Zimbabwean dollars in 2007 and a stunning 4 lac Zimbabwean dollars in 2008.Zimbabwean were using the currency of other countries to purchase vegetables and other necessity goods in their own country.

4.Congo (Democratic Republic)
Poverty rate:     71.3%
Population:        82,243,000
GDP (nominal):  $41.098 billion
GDP Per Capita: $474
HDI Rank      :    176th

congo
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC or simply the Congo is counted among the poorest county of Africa. French is the official language of this country. Condition of health and education is very poor in this country. Out of 1,000 children born, 111.7 will die before their first birthday.

5. Swaziland
Poverty rate:      69.2%
Population:        1,067,773
GDP (nominal): $3.938 billion
GDP Per Capita: $3,432
HDI Rank      :   148th

swaziland
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Swaziland is a sovereign state in Southern Africa. It is neighboured by Mozambique to its northeast and by South Africa to its north, west and south; it is a landlocked country. The country and its people take their names from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and unified. This country has highest number of HIV/AIDS patients in the world.
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6.Eritrea
Poverty rate:      69.0%
Population:        5,869,869
GDP (nominal):  $6.5 billion
GDP Per Capita: $844
HDI Rank      :    186th

eritrea
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Officially the State of Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the West, Ethiopia in the South. Eritrea’s primary school enrollment is only about 33.5%, which is the third-lowest rate in the entire world.

7. Madagascar
Poverty rate:       68.7%
Population:         24,430,325
GDP (nominal):   $10.3 billion
GDP Per Capita:  $531
HDI Rank     :     158th

madagascar
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The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Madagascar's 69% population lives below the National Poverty Line threshold of one dollar per day.

8. Burundi
Poverty rate:      66.9%
Population:        11,178,921
GDP (nominal):  $2.74 billion
GDP Per Capita:  $819
HDI Rank      :    184th

burundi map
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It is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south.Burundi’s infant mortality rate of 87.8 deaths per 1,000 live births is more than double the rate worldwide.Its 64% population lives on less than 1 dollar a day.
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9. Sierra Leone
Poverty rate:       66.4%
Population:         7,075,641
GDP (nominal):   $4.08 billion
GDP Per Capita:  $623
HDI Rank    :       179th

sierre leone
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The Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. Sierra Leone has the highest rate of infant mortality in the world, with 113.7 deaths for every 1,000 live births. Sierra Leone’s life expectancy of just 47.4 years old is the second lowest in the world.

10. Sao Tome and Principe
Poverty rate:       66.2%
Population:         190,428
GDP (nominal):   $355 million
GDP Per Capita:  $1,668
HDI Rank     :     142nd

equador island
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Officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea. Domestic food-crop production is inadequate to meet local consumption, so the country imports most of its food. The main crop on São Tomé is cocoa, representing about 95% of agricultural exports.

All the above mentioned countries belong to African continent. It’s a very tragic fact that no country from whole African continent is counted as the developed country of the world.  
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