Special Report

The World’s Most (and Least) Competitive Economies

Least Competitive Economies in the World

Source: borchee / Getty Images

25. Tanzania
> Score: 48.2 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $156.3 billion
> Unemployment rate: 1.9%
> Life expectancy at birth: 58.2 years

24. Côte d’Ivoire
> Score: 48.1 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $95.1 billion
> Unemployment rate: N/A
> Life expectancy at birth: 54.2 years

Source: mtcurado / Getty Images

23. Gabon
> Score: 47.5 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $33.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 19.6%
> Life expectancy at birth: 58.7 years

Source: Jason J Mulikita / Getty Images

22. Zambia
> Score: 46.5 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $64.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 7.1%
> Life expectancy at birth: 55.1 years

Source: HansenHimself (pixabay.com)

21. Eswatini
> Score: 46.4 out of 100
> Gross domestic product: $10.8 billion
> Unemployment rate: 22.9%
> Life expectancy at birth: 51.3 years