Poverty is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. According to the World Bank, over 700 million people live in poverty, and that number is rising. While poverty affects people of all ages, genders, and races, it is especially prevalent among children. In fact, UNICEF estimates that nearly half of the world’s children live in poverty.
There are many factors that contribute to poverty, including conflict, natural disasters, and economic inequality. However, one of the biggest drivers of poverty is corruption. When government officials or business leaders embezzle funds meant for public services or social programs, it diverts resources away from those who need them most. As a result, poverty rates remain high in countries with high levels of corruption.
According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2020, the following countries are perceived to be the most corrupt: Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea, Yemen, and Syria. Not surprisingly, all five of these countries also rank among the poorest in the world. In Somalia, for example, over 70% of the population lives in poverty. In South Sudan and Yemen, more than 60% of the population lives in poverty. And in North Korea and Syria, more than 50% of people live in poverty.
Here Aer Countries With The Most Poverty 2020
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 1514
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 1350
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 2351
Uzbekistan ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of just $1,514. The country suffers from high levels of poverty and inequality, with nearly half of the population living below the poverty line. Unemployment is also high in Uzbekistan, with over 20% of the workforce unemployed.
Despite its many challenges, Uzbekistan is making progress in terms of economic development. The country’s GDP has been growing at an annual rate of 7%, and it is expected to continue to grow in the years ahead.
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 1203
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 1266
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1488
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southeast, and China to the east. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with high elevations in the Tian Shan range and the Alay Mountains. The climate varies from cold and dry in the north to hot and humid in the south.
According to World Bank data from 2018, about 36.7% of Kyrgyzstan’s population lives below the poverty line. This ranks Kyrgyzstan as having the 8th highest percentage of people living in poverty out of all countries in the world. The main factors contributing to poverty are low levels of education, poor health care, and lack of employment opportunities.
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 1037
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 1159
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1502
Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is estimated that over 60% of the population lives below the poverty line. This is largely due to a lack of employment opportunities, limited access to education and health services, and widespread food insecurity. In recent years, there has been some progress made in tackling poverty, but much more needs to be done.
The government of Tanzania has made addressing poverty a top priority and is working to create jobs and improve access to education and health services. However, with so many people living in poverty, there is still a lot of work to be done.
2016 GDP per Capita: USD 884
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 1122
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1508
Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a poverty rate of 61.6%. More than three-quarters of the population lives on less than $2 a day, and about 43% live below the international extreme poverty line of $1.90 a day. Ethiopia is also one of the most populous countries in Africa, with over 100 million people.
Despite some progress made in reducing poverty, much work remains to be done. The Ethiopian government has made fighting poverty a top priority, and there are many initiatives underway to improve livelihoods and reduce inequality. However, significant challenges remain, including lack of access to education and health services, drought and famine, and high levels of malnutrition.
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 776
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 923
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 993
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. According to The World Bank, in 2020, Haiti is projected to have the highest poverty rate of any country. More than 60% of Haitians live in poverty, and more than a third live in extreme poverty. This high level of poverty is a major challenge for the country.
Haiti has made some progress over the past few years in reducing poverty. For example, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen from 45% to 36% between 2011 and 2016. However, much more needs to be done if Haiti is to make significant progress in reducing poverty.
There are several factors that contribute to Haiti’s high level of poverty. One important factor is its weak economy. The country also suffers from a lack of infrastructure and poor healthcare and education systems.
2016 GDP per Capita: USD 762
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 913
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1079
Poverty rates in Yemen are among the highest in the world. A report by the World Bank found that in 2016, nearly half of all Yemeni households lived in poverty. This is largely due to the ongoing civil war and economic crisis in the country. The conflict has displaced millions of people, disrupted essential services, and caused widespread destruction. As a result, unemployment is high and incomes are low.
Yemen is also one of the poorest countries in terms of education. More than 60 percent of the population is illiterate, and many children do not have access to quality schools. This leaves them vulnerable to exploitation and prevents them from achieving their full potential.
The situation in Yemen is deteriorating rapidly and it is one of the most urgent humanitarian crises in the world today. More than 22 million people need assistance, including 8 million who are on the brink of famine.
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 777
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 861
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1159
Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2020, it was ranked as having the third most poverty out of all the countries in the world. The poverty rate in Tajikistan is at 39.3%, which means that almost 4 in 10 people living there are considered to be living in poverty.
The main reason for the high poverty rate is the lack of jobs. Unemployment rates are high, and many people are forced to work odd jobs or live off of their family’s income. Nearly 60% of the population lives below the national poverty line, which is only about $2 per day.
Despite its high levels of poverty, Tajikistan is making efforts to improve conditions for its citizens. The government has been working to create new jobs and increase access to education and health care.
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 726
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 759
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 959
Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. According to recent reports, almost 60% of the population lives in poverty. This is largely due to a lack of resources, including education and health care, as well as years of political instability and conflict.
The situation is especially dire for children. Nearly half of all Ugandan children are stunted due to malnutrition, and more than one in five die before their fifth birthday. Those who survive often do so with lasting physical and cognitive disabilities.
There are many initiatives underway to address poverty in Uganda, including projects funded by the World Bank and other international organizations. However, much more needs to be done to improve the quality of life for millions of Ugandans who are struggling each day just to survive.
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 429
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 502
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 648
Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 73% of the population living below the poverty line. The country has made some progress in recent years to reduce poverty, with the percentage of people living in extreme poverty dropping from 61% in 2005 to 38% in 2014.
However, much more needs to be done to improve the lives of Mozambicans. There are many factors contributing to Mozambique’s high levels of poverty, including a lack of access to education and healthcare; high levels of unemployment; and a weak infrastructure. In addition, Mozambique is affected by natural disasters such as floods and cyclones, which often lead to loss of life and damage to homes and businesses.
1. The Democratic Republic of Congo
2017 GDP per Capita: USD 439
2019 GDP per Capita: USD 475
2023 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 551
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2020, it ranks as the seventh poorest country with a GDP per capita of only $585. The country is plagued by political instability, violence, and corruption. Much of the population lives in poverty, with over 60% living on less than $1.25 a day.
The DRC also has high levels of inequality, with most of the wealth concentrated in the hands of a few elites.
There are few opportunities for economic advancement, which leads to high levels of unemployment. The health care system is also very weak, with limited access to basic medical care and poor sanitation.
Malnutrition is common, and infant mortality rates are high. The DRC faces many challenges, but there is hope that things can improve in the future.
Source: | Focus Economics