World's Poorest Countries

The rankings below were published in the United Nation's 2013 Human Development Report and reflect the countries with the lowest human development.

1. Congo
22. Zambia
43. Chad
2. Solomon Islands
23. Djibouti
44. Mozambique
3. São Tomé and Príncipe
24. Gambia
45. Congo (Democratic Republic of the
4. Kenya
25. Benin
46. Niger
5. Bangladesh
26. Rwanda
6. Pakistan
27. Côte d'Ivoire
7. Angola
28. Comoros
8. Myanmar
29. Malawi
9. Cameroon
30. Sudan
10. Madagascar
31. Zimbabwe
11. Tanzania
32. Ethiopia
12. Nigeria
33. Liberia
13. Senegal
34. Afghanistan
14. Mauritania
35. Guinea-Bissau
15. Papua New Guinea
36. Sierra Leone
16. Nepal
37. Burundi
17. Lesotho
38. Guinea
18. Togo
39. Central Aftrican Republic
19. Yemen
40. Eritrea
20. Haiti
41. Mali
21. Uganda
42. Burkina Faso
Source: Human Development Reports

Information Please® Database, © 2013 Pearson

Measuring Global Poverty Economic Statistics Per Capita Foreign Aid Assistance by World's Wealthiest Countries, 2002
World's Poorest Countries

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