Factors determining the poverty of a country are :
1. Gross National Income purchasing power parity (PPP) :GNI PPP is the average annual income earned by citizen of a country.
The GNI PPP of Malawi is $1.6 a day
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The rank of Sierra Leone in the list of poorest country of the worl is 13 (est. April 2005).
2. Human Development Index : the rank of Sierra leone is 177 with the following result
Rank/life exp. at birth/ adult ill./cont. gross enrol./ gdp per capita ppp/ life exp./edn/gdpi/hdi
Population Growth rate : 2.292%( 2007est)
Infant mortality rate : total - 158.27deaths/1,000 births
Life Expentancy at birth : 40.58 ave.
Total fertility Rate : 6.01 children/woman
Population below poverty line : 70.2 (2004 est)
GDP at PPP : (2007 est)
IMF WB CIA
Rank/Am. Rank/Am Rank/Am
173/693 161/677 188/600
GDP (nominal) per capita :
171/290 163/286 176/270