Many of these countries are rich in resources, but in overall economic terms, they're at the bottom of the list.
To construct the list, we pulled a broad range of economic statistics from the International Monetary Fund, supplementing with other sources including the CIA World Factbook, the U.S. State Department and various development organizations. A country's natural wealth has little to do with whether it will land on the World's Worst Economies list; resource-rich countries like Yemen and Chad make it solely because of their own mismanagement. Click through for a look at the world's weakest economies.
* We used three-year averages for per-capita income and GDP, to smooth out temporary changes. This list is not exhaustive; North Korea is clearly the world's worst economy but with no reliable statistics we can't compare it with the rest of the world.
* Bing: World's best economies
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