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About The Poorest Countries in the World

The level of the economy in various countries around the world is not the same , somewhere it is very high and somewhere very low. GDP, literacy rate and employment are the main parameters to determine the level of a country's economy. According to the report of the United Nations, hunger causes the death of about 25,000 people daily. Unfortunately, more children die than adults. 982 million of the 4.8 billion people in the developing world live on $ 1 a day. Another 2.5 billion people live on less than $ 2 per day. What factors influence the level of the economy? These are the geography of the country, industrialization, colonialism, education, natural resources, infrastructure, overcrowding, investment, government debts.


Here is a list of the most-most of the world's poorest countries:

There are 9 in Asia:




East Timor







In Africa 33:


Burkina Faso







Democratic Republic of Congo






Equatorial Guinea












Southern Sudan


Tome and Principe Zambia


Oceania has 5:





Solomon Islands


The North America only one:



And 2 of the 4 th in the world:

Cape Verde



The world's poorest countries belong to their ratings, so it makes sense to select the top 10 most such, the number of GDP. This list begins with the very poor and can be a little different:




Solomon Islands








It is known by everybody that the economy is developing in different countries in different ways. The factors that make compiled rating may be noted by the gross domestic products, by the literacy rate and the percentage of the population of working citizens. Summing these factors in a special way, without any problems, can determine the level of the development of a region. Actually it was done. Based on some worldly reports it becomes clear to us that tens of thousands of people die every day directly from hunger. By the way, more than half of the world's population spends at least 30 rubles per day. These indicators are mainly related to poor developing countries of the world, because they are very backward and people do not want to work properly. In some cases this can be attributed to the nature and the lack of minerals.


Congo is a leader of the poorest state from the economy point of view. There always were constant wars and chaos.


Liberia has serious problems with the export, losing its diamond resources. It has a large number of debts and bad lives.


Zimbabwe is not much better than others. There is most inflation and a small amount of money, as a result, unemployment and related phenomena.


In Solomon Islands, then things are a little better. In this country there are a lot of fish, so it caught almost all the inhabitants of the country. From fossils, too, all very good. However, technological progress, or something else does not allow to live normally.


Somalia is the most militant. Usually people are engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding. However, there were many pirates who robbed everyone who came across their path. However, such a laugh did not improve their lives in general.


Disaster occurred in Comoros because of an increase in population. The result was a lack of jobs and defaults.


People in Guinea are engaged in agriculture and fishing. This is the only thing by which they can survive. As an additional problem may be noted viruses.


Summing up our ranking of the world's poorest places, we tried to make you understand their general backwardness. In these places, residents never shone with mind and they do not understand anything in modern technologies. The level of literacy suggests that schools are not the main places to get life skills. What they wanted got it. Just do not know how to create good living conditions, then let it grow at least something. The fact that there are rich and poor countries is known to many. But ordinary citizens do not realize how poor countries are ... poor . The fact that living standards in these countries is poor, often referred to international organizations. Well, try to find out about the top 10 poorest countries in the world, consisting of ten states.

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Somalia's GDP per capital is of 600 dollars. Inflation in the country exceeds 100% for several years now. The industry employs only 6% of the population and it is suitable for agricultural use. Only 12% of the country is cultivated and even less - 5%. The financial system collapsed. By the way, the currency was devalued several times. Most kids dream of becoming pirates: this is the only way to get a lot of money.  ...


Developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa include all countries located in the south of the Sahara, excluding South Africa, the total area of 47 developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa covers  just over 17% of the earth's surface. The population in 1995 was over 540 million people, less than 10% of the world. The countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are mostly small in the territory and the population of the state. Only 15 countries of the population exceeds ...

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very poor country. The gross domestic product was amounted to approx. $ 2.5 billion, less than $ 500 per capital. Below the poverty line there is more than 70% of the population. Approximately two thirds of the population lives exclusively on subsistence agriculture. Agriculture provides 49% of GDP, industry - 31% (and manufacturing - only 4%), services - 20%. Deposits of diamonds, chromite, bauxite, gold, iron, p...


Ethiopia has always been poor. Ethiopia's human development index is of 170 out of 177 poorest countries. GDP - per capital: $ 700 and it depends on agricultural activities. The agricultural sector suffers from inefficient technology and frequent droughts. 50% of the population live outside of poverty. Here are literate only 47% of men and 31% of women. Some areas of Ethiopia are at high risk of hepatitis A, hepatitis E, typhoid fever, malaria, rabies, meningococ...

Papua New Guinea

What is Papua New Guinea? The poorest country on the earth or the last mystery of humanity? "Terra Incognita", where the XXI century the most incomprehensible way intersected with the stone age, or just a historical accident, which gave us a fantastic opportunity to understand how our ancestors lived.   This is an unfathomable place. We can assure you that the reality sur...


Eritrea is a country located on the north-east Africa. For some time it was part of Ethiopia. Its neighboring states are: Ethiopia, Sudan. The climate is hot, tropical, rainfall is scarce. The population consists of Tigray people and Eritrea, others profess the two world religions: Christianity and Islam. On natural characteristics Eritrea is often compared with Ethiopia. These two countries combine the total Ethiopian Plateau, whi...


The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country that is in the southern part of Africa almost near the Victoria Falls. In July 2010 the population of Zimbabwe was estimated at 11.7 million, but this estimate may not be accurate due to the high level of contamination of the population and AIDS and other infectious diseases (6th place in the world in terms of infection).   Now, let's go over th...

The Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo is a country in the western part of central Africa. The capital and its largest city is Brazzaville. The name "Congo (Brazzaville)" is used to distinguish the country from the larger neighboring state, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is Kinshasa city, so the country is also called Congo (Kinshasa).   ...


Geography   Burundi is a small country in East Africa (the north-east of Lake Tanganyika). The nearest neighbors are Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda. There is no outlet to the sea. The total area of the state is of 27.8 thousand square kilometers. The relief is mostly medium-altitude, occupying a large part of the plateau (from 1400 to 2500 above the sea level). The highest point is Mount H...


Liberia is the oldest republic in Africa, a nation with one of the most interesting and rich history, but, unfortunately, one of the poorest nations. At present, Liberia is trying to get back on its feet after 14 years of civil wars that led to the deaths of 250,000 people. In 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf won the presidency and became the first African-prezindent woman. Her main task was the resurrection and the restoration of the cou...

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