Poorest countries in the world are grouped basing on various parameters.
Factors such as conflict, famine and climate change,diseases and hunger have been sited as the biggest impediment to the growth of these countries.
According to data from US Today and World Population review 10 of the most poorest countries are all found in Sub Saharan African.
Niger which is an African country is ranked as the poorest country in the world closely followed by Central Africa Republic and South Sudan.
A big Jung of poorest countries in the world are also found in the Asian continent with countries such as Mynmar finding itself to the poorest nations in the world list.
Surprisingly, most of these countries are rich in natural resources such as valuable minerals and oil deposits that are unexploited.
Those with natural resources already exploited, the benefits from the resources have barely benefited the common citizen plunging them into abject poverty.
Corruption has also for long remained a big challenge towards the growth of poor countries.
War torn region and political instability in countries such as Afghanistan, Congo,Burundi, Sierra Leon and Myanmar have seen these countries critical affected plunging their economy into a crisis.
Most of these countries heavily relay on foreign aid to support sectors such as health care, agriculture and development projects.
While Rwanda is trying to restore its economy to the right track, effects of genocide plunged the country in a dire need as the country’s economy was heavily affected by the civil war.
On the other side, bad government and dictatorial leadership in Uganda Under Amin Dada heavily damaged the economy of Uganda.
Zimbabwe as well under the leadership of the former President Robert Mugabe saw her economy tremble down leaving the economy in crisis.
Here is a list of top 50 poorest countries in the world based on the effects of hunger, climate change, political instability, famine and diseases.
Poorest countries in the world
- Central Africa Republic
- South Sudan
- Sierra Leone
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Solomon Island
- Cape Verde
- Equatorial Guinea
- East Timor
While many other countries are facing a chain of challenges, the above listed countries have been noted to be among the worse affected when it comes to poverty index.
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