Poorest Countries in the World

  1. Burundi Language French Catholic $282  $2.5 billion (Most malnourished 38%) 80% Poverty Rate, Lowest satisfaction with life. Why No natural resources, poor leadership and corruption

2. DRC French Catholic $416  $30 billion  95% Poverty rate ( Western Selected Leader) (Why Colonial and neo colonial exploitation)

3. Liberia English Protestant $436  $1.7 billion  85% Poverty Rate   85% Unemployment Rate  (Why civil war and Neglect by Americo Liberians)

4. Zimbabwe English Protestant $500  95% $11 billion (Sanctions and missapropriation of farm resources)

5. Somalia Somali Muslim $600 6 billion Why too much fighting and civil war

6. Afghanistan $695 Pashto Muslim 21 billion Due to the decades of war and nearly complete lack of foreign investment,

7.  Eritrea $735

The present Eritrea’s economic conditions have not improved and real gross domestic product growth averaged 1.2 percent between 2005 and 2008; in 2009 GDP growth was estimated at 2.0 percent.

8. Nepal $743   $19 billion

9. Central African Republic 768

Central African Republic

Despite its significant mineral resources; uranium reserves in Bakouma, crude oil, gold, diamonds, lumber, hydropower  and its arable land, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.  Diamonds constitute the most important export of the Central Africans Republic, accounting for 40–55% of export revenues. The 2010 UNDP Human Development Report ranks CAR near the bottom of its Human Development Index (159th out of 162 countries) and unlikely to meet its MDG goals. The proportion of Central Africans living on $1 a day has decreased slightly to 62%  but it needs to be half of that in order to reach the 2015 goal.

9. Niger $771


With over 80% of its land is covered by the giant desert of Sahara, Niger has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Parity Purchasing Power (PPP) terms of US$771 as of 2011, one of the lowest in Africa. Niger’s poverty is exacerbated by political instability, extreme vulnerability to exogenous shocks and inequality which affects girls, women and children disproportionately. In January 2000, Niger’s newly elected government inherited serious financial and economic problems including a virtually empty treasury and was qualified for enhanced debt relief under the International Monetary Fund program for Highly Indebted Poor Countries.


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