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20 Poorest Countries In The World

What are the poorest countries in the world? The rankings below were published in Wikipedia from International Monetary Fund's 2011 gross domestic product per capita (GDP per capita) report and reflec

What are the poorest countries in the world? The rankings below were published in Wikipedia from International Monetary Fund's 2011 gross domestic product per capita (GDP per capita) report and reflecting the countries with the lowest purchasing power parity (PPP). Since 1970, there has been encouraging news emerging from developing countries. According to the UN's 2010 Human Development Report, life expectancy in developing countries has increased from 59 years in 1970 to 70 years in 2010. School enrolment climbed from 55% to 70% of all primary and secondary school-age children. Also, in the last forty years, per capita GDP doubled to more than ten thousand U.S. dollars. Poor countries are catching up with the wealthier countries, but not all countries are making fast progress. For example, some countries in Sub-Sahara Africa have little or no progress, largely due to the HIV epidemic and civil wars.

The 20 Poorest Countries:

20 #1. Democratic Republic of the Congo

GDP Per Capita: $348 (As of 2011)

19 #2. Liberia

GDP Per Capita: $456 (As of 2011)

18 #3. Zimbabwe

GDP Per Capita: $487 (As of 2011)

17 #4. Burundi

GDP Per Capita: $615 (As of 2011)

16 #5. Eritrea

GDP Per Capita: $735 (As of 2011)

15 #6. Central African Republic

GDP Per Capita: $768 (As of 2011)

14 #7. Niger

GDP Per Capita: $771 (As of 2011)

13 #8. Sierra Leone

GDP Per Capita: $849 (As of 2011)

12 #9. Malawi

GDP Per Capita: $860 (As of 2011)

11 #10. Togo

GDP Per Capita: $899 (As of 2011)

10 #11. Madagascar

GDP Per Capita: $934 (As of 2011)

9 #12. Afghanistan

GDP Per Capita: $956 (As of 2011)

8 #13. Guinea

GDP Per Capita: $1,083 (As of 2011)

7 #14. Mozambique

GDP Per Capita: $1,085 (As of 2011)

6 #15. Ethiopia

GDP Per Capita: $ 1,093 (As of 2011)

5 #16. Mali

GDP Per Capita: $1,128 (As of 2011)

4 #17. Guinea-Bissau

GDP Per Capita: $1,144 (As of 2011)

3 #18. Comoros

GDP Per Capita: $ 1,232 (As of 2011)

2 #19. Haiti

GDP Per Capita: $1,235 (As of 2011)

1 #20. Uganda

GDP Per Capita: $1,317 (As of 2011)

Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world, with 37.7 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 a day. Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals, and recently discovered oil. Despite making enormous progress in reducing the countrywide poverty incidence from 56 percent of the population in 1992 to 31 per cent in 2005, poverty remains deep-rooted in the country’s rural areas, which are home to more than 85 per cent of Ugandans.

[Source: Wikipedia/International Monetary Fund]

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