The Top 10 Poorest Countries in the World – Malawi Tops List

GAZETTE REVIEW – By Paoloa Mojica –

10 – Guinea (GDP per capita of $523.10)
9 – Ethiopia (GDP per capita of $505.00)
8 – The Gambia (GDP per capita of $488.60)
7 – Democratic Republic of the Congo (GDP per capita of $484.20)
6 – Madagascar (GDP per capita of $463.00)
5 – Liberia (GDP per capita of $454.30)
4 – Niger (GDP per capita of $415.40)
3 – Central African Republic (GDP per capita of $333.20)
2 – Burundi (GDP per capita of $267.10)
1 – Malawi (GDP per capita of $226.50)

Holding a population of 16 million while also being one of the smallest African nation doesn’t set you up for accumulation or distribution of wealth. Arguable the most underdeveloped nation in the world, Malawi suffers greatly in essentially all categories available. Access to education, general standard of healthcare, infrastructure, and quality of living conditions are all limited or substandard. Because the nation is unable to develop in general, they’re for all intents and purposes stuck with trying to drive their economy using only the most primitive levels of agriculture. With common weather variations, as well as injuries and fatalities facilitated by poor health care, Malawi’s world lowest GDP per capita of $226.50 doesn’t seem like it will be rising too significantly any time soon.

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