Namibia and South Africa: World’s Most Unequal Countries 2011

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The list of the most unequal countries or countries with income inequality, has been released based on the CIA-recognized Gini index. The Gini index is made on the range of umulative family incomes, where 0 stands for perfect equality and 100 stands for perfect inequality. 2011 list includes third world nations, emerging markets and one global superpower.

 

Namibia, GINI 70.7

Namibia, the country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean, has again claimed the top spot for the most unequal country in the world 2011. This is a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's south-west coast, which earned stability since gaining independence in 1990 after a long struggle against rule by South Africa.


Namibia

Namibia

 

South Africa, GINI 65.0


South Africa was named the most unequal countries in the world in 1994 and 2011

South Africa was named the most unequal countries in the world in 1994 and 2011

 

Lesotho, GINI 63.2


The Kingdom of Lesotho, which is geographically surrounded bySouth Africa and economically integrated with it as well, comes as the third place

The Kingdom of Lesotho, which is geographically surrounded by South Africa and economically integrated with it as well, comes as the third place

 

Botswana, GINI 63.0


Botswana, the country located in Southern Africa and continent's longest continuous multi-party democracy, has GINI 63.0

Botswana, the country located in Southern Africa and continent's longest continuous multi-party democracy, has GINI 63.0

 

Sierra Leone, GINI 62.9


Sierra Leone, which has GINI 62.9, is recovering from a 10-year civil war which ended in 2002 and has substantial growth in recent years

Sierra Leone, which has GINI 62.9, is recovering from a 10-year civil war which ended in 2002 and has substantial growth in recent years

 

Central African Republic, GINI 61.3


The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the least-developed countries in the world

The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the least-developed countries in the world

 

Haiti, GINI 59.2


While Haiti's economy is still struggling with the massive earthquake in January 2010, it comes as the 7th in the list

While Haiti's economy is still struggling with the massive earthquake in January 2010, it comes as the 7th in the list

 

Colombia, GINI 58.5


Colombia, the constitutional republic in northwestern South America, is one of the continent's most populous nations

Colombia, the constitutional republic in northwestern South America, is one of the continent's most populous nations

 

Bolivia, GINI 58.2


Bolivia, the highest and most isolated country in South America, takes the 9th place

Bolivia, the highest and most isolated country in South America, takes the 9th place

 

Honduras, GINI 57.7


Honduras finishes the list with the tenth place

Honduras finishes the list with the tenth place

 

Top 15 most unequal countries in the world (Gini index)

 

Related links:

Most Innovative Countries 2011 by INSEAD

World’s Most Thriving Countries

The World’s Richest Countries 2011

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