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A look at why is Madagascar so poor




A look at why is Madagascar so poor


A look at why is Madagascar so poor
mongabay.com
May 22, 2005

Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries. In the Human Development Index of 2003, an indicator created by the United Nations Development Programme which measures achievements in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment and adjusted real income, Madagascar was ranked #149 out of 175 counties. Most Malagasy live on less than a dollar per day and nearly half of the country’s children under five years of age are malnourished.

Why is Madagascar so poor?

Madagascar is among the world’s poorest countries despite its biological and cultural richness due to: