17. Uganda – GDP: $23.053 Billion
Absolute poverty continued to drop, from 24.5 percent in 2009/10 to 22.2 percent in 2012/13. The nation is on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goal for poverty reduction by 2015. The nation’s GDP grew by 5.2 percent in 2013.
16. Cameroon – GDP: $30 Billion
Cameroon has to use growth to reduce poverty. However it has remained stable in a region that is affected by political and security crises. Growth in 2013 was driven by the tertiary sector, which accounted for 47.8 percent of GDP.
15. Ivory Coast – GDP: $32 Billion
Ivory Coast grew by 8.8 percent in 2013. This is largely due to major public works projects. The growth rate is estimated to be around 9 percent in the next two years. Prospects of the nation are bright.