Least Developed Countries in Africa, 2018




The United Nations Development Programme has released its list of Africa’s least developed countries in 2018.

Least Developed Countries in Africa, 2018

After rating the nations according to how they performed in human development, the Program’s annual Human Development Index discovered that the highest inequalities can be found in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The same level of inequality in terms of health care and education can also be founded in other countries like Yemen, Haiti and Afghanistan.

Here is how African countries fared this year:

1. Niger (Rating: 189/189)

The least developed country in Africa is Niger, the country has a life expectancy of 60.4 years, education rate of 2.0 years spent in school out of 5.4 expected years of school and Gross National Income per capita of $906.

2. The Central African Republic (Rating: 188/189)

C.A.R comes second in this list of least developed countries in Africa, the country has a life expectancy of 52.9 years, education rate of 4.3 years spent in school out of 7.2 expected years of school and a Gross National Income per capita of $663 makes this the second least developed country in Africa.

3. South Sudan (Rating: 187/189)

Third on the list is this nation, known as one of the poorest in the entire world.
It has a life expectancy of 57.3 years, education rate of 4.8 years spent in school out of 4.9 expected years of school and a Gross National Income per capita of $963.

4. Chad (Rating: 186/189)

Fourth on the list is Chad with a life expectancy of 53.2 years, education rate of 2.3 years spent in school out of 8.0 expected years of school and a Gross National Income per capita of $1750.

5. Burundi (Rating: 185/189)

This East African country has a life expectancy of 57.9 years, education rate of 3.0 years spent in school out of 11.7 expected years of school and Gross National Income per capita of $702.

You can checkout the top most develop countries in Africa here

Methodology
Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) is a standard way of measuring the well-being of the people of a country. The IHDI combines a country’s average achievements in health, education and income with how those achievements are distributed among country’s population by “discounting” each dimension’s average value according to its level of inequality.





Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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