New report reveals the world's least prosperous nations

High number of residents in Asia and Africa negative over standards of living, research shows
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The latest Legatum Index ranks 110 countries on their overall level of prosperity. Mali (ranked 90) fares lower on a lot of parameters including economy, entrepreneurship, governance, education, health, safety, personal freedom and social capital (Getty Images)
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India is ranked at No 91. Yet, many Indians are optimistic about their economic future as well as about business opportunities, the survey reveals (Getty Images)
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Ranked at 92, Senegal falls below the global average on many variables in the Prosperity Index
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Nepal’s economy faces slow growth, high inflation and structural weaknesses. It is ranked at No 93
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Inflation in 94th-ranked Cambodia inflation rate was -0.7% in 2009, and its official unemployment rate was just 1.7%, the 3th lowest figure on the Index (Getty Images)
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Low levels of innovation in Bangladesh are the result of high start-up costs and poor ICT infrastructure. The government is repressive and unstable, the survey says. Bangladesh ranks at No 95 (Getty Images)
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Although Tanzania (rank 96) attracts high levels of FDI, living standards remain extremely low (Getty Images)
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Rwanda, at 98, is ranked below Iran (97). The country faces a small domestic market, poor standards of living and high inflation (Getty Images)
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Cameroon’s (rank 99) technological infrastructure is lacking and new businesses face high barriers to entry(Getty Images)
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Uganda’s government is perceived as corrupt and inefficient, yet is widely approved by the population despite its many failings. The country's overall ranking is 100 (Getty Images)
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At rank 101 is Zambia. Zambia’s 13% inflation rate, indicates some economic instability. Nearly 13% of Zambians are officially unemployed (Getty Images)
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Kenya’s economy is one of the worst performing in the world with very dissatisfied citizens, most of which are deeply suspicious of their country’s politics. Kenya is ranked at No 102 (Getty Images)
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Ranked103, Mozambique’s underdeveloped education system results in a very poorly educated citizenry. It's ow levels of health expenditure contribute to extremely poor health outcomes (Getty Images)
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Another African country in the list, Nigeria (104) faces an inflation rate of around 11%. The government is inefficient and undemocratic, inspiring low confidence in its institutions (AFP/Getty Images)
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Economic opportunity and access to technology in Sudan (rank 105) is extraordinarily low, creating a poor environment for entrepreneurs (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemen has high unemployment, low output, and poor prospects for future growth; not to forget the civil unrest. The country is ranked at No 106 on the list (Getty Images)
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Pakistan is one more Asian country in the bottom 20 ranks. Ranked 107, Pakistan does not perform well on most macroeconomic variables. Its political system suffers from a lack of competition and low accountability (Getty Images)
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Ethiopia’s (rank 108 )weak communications infrastructure and low access to opportunity inhibits entrepreneurship and limits innovation. A lack of democratic accountability and confidence blights its political system (AFP/Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe performs exceptionally poorly on most macroeconomic variables. It has one of the most repressive, corrupt, and ineffective governments in the Index. The country is ranked at 109, out of the 110 surveyed (AFP/Getty Images)
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The 110th-ranked Central African Republic has low growth and a weak foundation for future growth. Infrastructure for entrepreneurship is weak and there is little innovative activity. It rates low even on education and healthcare parameters (AFP/Getty Images)