Top 15 Poorest Countries In The World

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The world has enough resources to fulfill the basic need of every human being on the planet. But there still are some countries deprived of all these things and come under the list of the poorest countries in the world.

Top 15 Poorest Countries In The World

1. Burundi

Burundi
source: Travel Africa Magazine

The GNI per capita of this country is $689. This country has the lowest GNI amongst all the other countries in the world. 90% of the population depends on farming and agriculture, and it is also heavily dependent on foreign aid. GDP: $3.1 billion, Population: 11.2 million

2. The Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo
source: world vision

The GNI of this country is $800 per capita. It is amongst the only 4 countries in the world with GNI per capita less than $1,000. This country also comes under the list of the most corrupt countries in the world. Due to this, the economic development of this country is massively struck down. GDP: $47.2 billion, Population: 84.1 million.

3. Guinea-Bissau

Guinea Bissau
source: The Independent

 The GNI per capita of this country is $1,593. The country is heavily debted by foreign countries, and half of the economy relies upon agriculture. GDP: $1.5 billion, Population: 1.9 million.

4. Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
source: The Independent

The GNI per capita of this country is $1,360. The country is still recovering from the 2002 devastating civil war and is primarily dependent on farming, forestry, etc. The 605 of GDP is contributed by these things only. GDP: $4 billion, Population: 7.7 million.

5. Liberia

Liberia
source: The Independent

The GNI of this country is $1,040 per capita. However, this country is abundant with natural resources like forests, minerals, etc. But due to the civil war in the 1990s and 2000s, the country got a massive setback in its economic development, and its infrastructure got destroyed. GDP: $3.2 billion, Population: 4.8 million

6. Togo

Togo
source: pinterest

The GNI per capita of this country is $1,593. Since its independence from France, this country has struggled with its development. Like other economically weak countries, it also depends mostly on agriculture. GDP: $5.3 billion, Population: 17.9 million

7. Haiti

Haiti
source: Voice of America

The GNI per capita of this country is $1,665. Since gaining its independence, this country has not seen any significant growth in its economy. The main reason is due to the natural disasters and also the political instability of this country. GDP: $9.7 billion, Population: 11.1 million

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8. Chad

Chad
source: Nations Online Project

 The GNI per capita of this country is $1,736, and the economic growth of this country is also stagnant. Despite having resources like uranium, gold, and oil, this country still is one of the poorest countries in the world. GDP: $11.3 billion, Population: 15.5 million

9. Niger

Niger
source: pinterest

The GNI of this country is $901 per capita. This African nation is one of the few countries in the world with a per capita GNI of less than $1,000. The UN has also ranked it as one of the least developed economies in the world. GDP: $9.2 billion, Population: 22.4 million

10. Central African Republic

Central African Republic
source: Washington Post

The GNI per capita of this country is $756. Its GNI is even less than the countries like Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, this country has resources of the most valuable things like gold, diamonds, uranium but is still a highly underdeveloped nation. The violent conflict and political instability are the major reasons behind this. GDP: $2.4 billion, Population: 4.7 million

11. Mozambique

Mozambique
source: BBC

The GNI of this country is $1,154 per capita. A decade-long civil war in the country after its independence in 1975 has massively struck the country’s economy. The life expectancy of this country is also very low. GDP: $14.5 billion, Population: 29.5 million

12. Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
source: Family Planning 2020

The GNI per capita of this country is $1,705 per capita. This west African nation’s primary source of income is fishing, farming, agriculture, forest, etc. It has some very significant gold reserves, but that hasn’t helped in the growth of the economy of this country. GDP: 414.4 billion, Population: 19.8 million

13. South Sudan

South Sudan
source: The African Policy Journal

14. Malawi

Malawi
source: UN news

 The GNI per capita of this country is $1,149. This country is also very heavily dependent on farming, fishing, agriculture, forestry, etc. Over 70% of the GDP is contributed by these things only. This country was also massively hit by AIDS, and many kids got orphaned because of this. GDP: $7.1 billion, Population: 63.3 million

15. Madagascar

Madagascar
source: britannica

The GNI of this country is $1,339 per capita. This is an island nation located on the eastern coast of Africa. 80% of the population of this country is dependent on agriculture. GDP: $12.1 billion, Population: 26.3 million.

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