Forbes Released 2011 Top 10 Worst Economies in the World

Does the list of worst economies in the world interests you? You might not want to consider living in these countries perhaps.

Last Tuesday, July 5, 2011, Forbes Magazine, released its list of 2011 Top 10 World’s Worst Economies with Madagascar leading the list.

As mentioned in, all 177 countries were ranked according to the average statistics for their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and inflation for the past 3 years. GDP is s often considered an indicator of a country’s standard of living while inflation refers to the rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.

Among them, it was Madagascar who went on top with a $448 per-capita gross domestic product which was three times between 1970 and 2009, as revealed by United Nation (UN). Economic mismanagement were one of the reasons why the country got on top of the list.

In case you don’t know where Madagascar is, it is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa.

Second to Madagascar is Armenia, the former Soviet Union Republic which has an inflation rate currently running at 7%, with a per-capita GDP of $3,000.

Below are the complete Top 10 Worst Economies as released by Forbes Magazine:

1. Madagascar
2. Armenia
3. Guinea
4. Ukraine
5. Jamaica
6. Venezuela
7. Kyrgyztan
8. Swaziland
9. Nicaragua
10. Iran

On a side note, I wonder why Zimbabwe was not in Top 10. I heard the country having one of the highest inflation rates in the history. Just look at some pictures where everybody is a billionaire.

3 thoughts on “Forbes Released 2011 Top 10 Worst Economies in the World

  1. For sure, I am malagasy, it’s evident that the problem other there is not caused principally by economical actor but above all, political and politician who lead this country, my country. If you watch were was Madagascar four years before, you will be surprised, and I can tell you, five years after today you will be surprised again

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