The 10 Poorest countries on our planet today.
The Republic of Congo in central Africa is leading the way being the Poorest Country today with a GDP-per Capita of $300.00, being followed by Liberia with a GDP-per capita of $500.00.
Third Poorest Country is Zimbabwe with $500.00 GDP-per Capita, this country is however on its way to become the Poorest by next Years sensus due to the Political unrest and disastrous economy.
Fourth Poorest Country is the Solomon Islands with a GDP-per Capita of $600.00.
Fifth poorest Country is Somalia with a GDP-per Capita of $600.00.
Six poorest Countries is the Union of the Comoros with a GDP-per Capita of $600.00.
Seventh poorest Country of the World is Guinea-Bissau with a GDP of $600.00.
Eighth Poorest Country of the World is the Central African Republic with a GDP-per capita of $700.00
Ninth poorest Country is Niger with a GDP-per capita of $700.00 and tenth poorest country today is Ethiopia with a GDP-per capita of $700.00 as well.
Now this compared to the richest Country of the World being the USA with a GDP-per capita of $38,000.00
Meaning that is the USA a person makes on average over all about $104.10 per day, where as in the Poorest Country on the planet Earth a person makes less then $1.00 per day. http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/factsheet-dns-attack-08mar07.pdf
On the map it is easy to see where people live in total poverty and where they live way above Global averages. The study in its self is rather alarming since the discrepancy between rich Countries and Poor countries has widen in the past decade. A trend that has started to increase in magnitude with the funding of the WTO, the IMF and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
GDP and GNP are not the same thing though and need to be look at differently, the GDP Gross Domestic Product reflects the internal economy of a country and GDP-per capita the Gross income per person, yet the GNP reflect the Countries Gross National Product including all trades, sales and revenue over all. Why there is a great discrepancy in some cases such as Niger between the GNP and GDP-per Capita.
The GDP-per capita is $700.00 and the GNP is 3.35 billion dollar as of 2005 last available number. The revenue of the Government is far greater though since the Uranium and Oil exploitation is not yet taken into account.
The Republic of Niger’s real GDP per Capita should there for be more like a GDP of $12,900.00 per Capita.
This however is not the case, since the GDP is at $700.00 per capita, meaning some make a lot of money wile most are starving and living in poverty. http://my.nowpublic.com/world/india-signs-new-pact-niger-over-uranium-mining
The reasons are multiple; Corruption, Clan politics and Discrimination are the most frequent problem. Further, there are foreign interferences in order to gain control over natural resources. In addition, come Natural disasters such as floods, Droughts, and Storms that will affect the civil population and mostly the rural population.
The single best way to counter the problem is in large part for the Industrial Countries to put pressure on those governments and stop there war for the control of Natural resources giving room to fair trade and Human rights.
This however is rather unlikely to happen since the Industrialised Countries and its populations will not likely be willing to lower their own standards of living in order to allow fair trade around the globe.
The global situation today is not much different then what we went through in the 18th and 19th century in Europe where the people Rose up for justice and equality having had enough of being exploited and oppressed.
However today the same could be said globally, we in the Industrialised World are today The Kings and War Lords we once fought against, only we now oppress the rest of the planet. Rather then being a local oppression as it still was two centuries ago, today we have moved to a global oppression and yet the numbers are still the same, 10% off the World’s Population lives in Luxuries where as 90% live in absolute poverty and despair.
Do we need another revolution like the one we had in Europe and America before justice will be global or will we realize that change is needed and that Justice and equality have to be universal.
SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2008