If you are thinking about moving abroad, then you just might want to avoid ending up in these 11 primitive countries with the worst infrastructure in the world.
The infrastructure of a country basically refers to the basic physical and organizational facilities a country uses to get things done. The better the shape of such facilities and organizations, the smoother things are for anyone in need of them. Primarily international trade and businesses are affected by the condition of a country’s infrastructural conditions, but to some extent tourists and residents are also affected by its efficiency and effectiveness as well. Now, most modern countries have highly effective and to the point infrastructure in place, so that matters can be dealt with in a timely manner. After all, everyone knows that time is money and the more time it takes for a matter to get resolved, the more it costs the state. The problems start when we get to developing countries or worse, underdeveloped countries. In those countries, sometimes the people responsible for developing infrastructure are corrupt and deliberately keep things as they are in order to make personal gains. In other cases, there are just not enough resources available to the country to be able to make amends. Either way, people suffer from these short comings and we must write about them in order to raise awareness. India is an emerging economic and military power in Asia, but in the experience of some western visitors they would pronounce “India worst country on earth” in a heartbeat on account of infrastructure. The good news is, the government of India seems to be well aware of that and this is why you will find India in the list of 10 Countries That Spend the Most on Infrastructure.
The most underdeveloped continent in the world is Africa, and if we were to make a list of top 10 worst countries to visit, probably the majority of those 10 slots would be occupied by African countries like Somalia, Mauritania because of unrest. But in this article, we are strictly looking at the infrastructure of a country and that changes things up a bit. Well, a lot of African countries did make it in our list, but a lot of Asian countries also made it. These are countries where tourism is a good option, but they may not have infrastructure suitable for 2017, so to speak. Thus making some of them the worst countries to live in Asia for the time being. One example is Bhutan where tourism is a really good option but the country suffers terribly from poor infrastructure. Why would a person go to Bhutan when they can visit any of the 11 Countries with the Best Road Infrastructure in the World for the same amount of money. The problem with the underdeveloped countries does not end there, these countries show up in lists of countries with poor education system, weakest country in the world 2016, weakest country in Asia and so on. If you look up such lists, you will pretty much end up with the same few countries like, Mauritania, Somalia, Bhutan, Guinea.
Countries that have worse infrastructure suffer from a whole host of problems, but for people living in such countries, receiving proper education can be a real challenge. In our research we found that the countries with the worst education system in Asia have made it into the list as well, like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Laos. Now that we are talking about negatives here, here’s another list, the 11 Countries with the Worst Reputation in the World might interest you as well.
Since we are going to be talking about infrastructure, we thought it would be best to stick with the LPI or Logistic Performance Index as the basis for our research. This is a report published by the World Bank every two years based on their research on 160 countries. However, alongside infrastructure the LPI index also considers parameters such as international shipments, logistics competence, tracking & tracing, and timeliness, then ranks a country based on all of these. We looked at the most recent 2016 edition of the LPI and then looked at countries with the worst infrastructure scores, and voila we have a list to share with our readers. One more thing to note here is that the average for infrastructure score in the last LPI index is about 2.76. The lower the country’s score, the higher it will be on our list.
Let’s start the list of 11 primitive countries with the worst infrastructure in the world.