The poorest countries in the world
The United Nations uses the official term " Least Developed Countries " in assessing the economic development of the world's states, which includes countries with a gross domestic product( GDP) per capita of less than $ 750.The world's counts 48 countries in the least developed , of which 33 are in Africa ( Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Congo, Djibouti, Comoros, Djibouti, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia), 14 of the least developed countries are located in Asia and Oceania ( Afghanistan, Banladesh, Bhutan, Yemen, Cambodia, Kiribati, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu) and record high-country of the poorest is in Latin America ( Haiti).
On the map, the least developed countries are marked in blue:
To break out of this dull list of the least developed countries, it is necessary that the GDP per capita indicator exceeds 900 dollars, and also that certain successes in nutrition, health, education, health,exports, etc. Over the past decade, only three countries have managed to improve their status from the least developed to the developing ones. These are the African states of Botswana and Cape Verde, as well as the Asian island state of Maldives.
If you rank the poorest countries in terms of GDP per capita, then it turns out that 15 of the world's poorest countries are located in Africa .
Further the list of the poorest countries of Africa and all world as a whole on the basis of gross national product per capita( data of the International currency fund for 2010).
The poorest country in the world is Burundi with a GDP of $ 177 per capita.
2 nd place: Congo - $ 188 per capita.
3rd place: Liberia - $ 226 per capita.
4th place: Sierra Leone - $ 325 per capita.
5th place: Malawi - $ 354 per capita.
6th place: Ethiopia - 364 $ per capita.
7th place: Niger - $ 383 per capita.
8th place: Madagascar - $ 391 per capita.
9th place: Guinea - 420 $ per capita.
10th place: Eritrea - $ 423 per capita.
11th place: Togo - 441 $ per capita.
12th place: Central African Republic - $ 468 per capita.
13th place: Mozambique - $ 473 per capita.
14th place: Zimbabwe - $ 475 per capita.
15th place: Guinea-Bissau - $ 497 per capita.
It should be noted that the IMF did not take into account the African state of Somalia when compiling this rating because Somalia actually disintegrated as a result of the civil war. According to the CIA, per capita GDP in Somalia is about $ 300, which corresponds to the indicators of the poorest countries in Africa.
The poorest country in Asia is East Timor with a GDP of $ 535 per capita. Also in the top three of the poorest countries in Asia is Nepal( $ 536) and Afghanistan( $ 560).
Haiti( the poorest state in Latin America) has a GDP of $ 659 per capita.
No European countries are among the poorest countries in the world, however if you determine the poorest country in Europe, then it will be Moldova with an indicator of $ 1503 per capita. Of the former Soviet republics, only the countries of Central Asia have lower indicators: Tajikistan( $ 732), Kyrgyzstan( $ 816), and Uzbekistan( $ 1335).
see also The richest countries in the world