Unemployment rate of zimbabwe

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Economic Background:

Country Zimbabwe


Country Qatar


Comparison of :

Gross Domestic Product and its Reasons


Unemployment Rate and its Reasons


Inflation Rate and its Reasons




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We chose these two countries are because Zimbabwe is one of the Top 10 poorest countries while Qatar is one of the Top 10 richest countries in the world 2011, which can show the greatest differences in their countries economic. Besides that, both of them have different economy backgrounds such as poverty rates, literacy rates, life expectancy, Et cetera.

To the economic problems, the life expectancy at birth of Zimbabwe is the lowest in the world.

Total population: 49.64 years

Male: 49.93 years

Female: 49.34 years (2011 EST.)

While the life expectancy at birth of Qatar is

Total population: 75.7 years

Male: 73.96 years

Female: 77.53 years (2011 EST.)

In addition, the health issues are not seeing any improvement in Zimbabwe while in Qatar, good medical cares and medicines are available.

In Zimbabwe, one of the problems for the early deaths are the 20.1% of the population with HIV and AIDS while in Qatar, people who are living with HIV/AIDS are fewer than 200.

Economic Background of Country Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has the largest and most diversified economy in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the country has been struggling over the last decade following disastrous droughts and socialist-inspired economic policies.

Zimbabwe has a well-maintained railway and road infrastructure, and an oil pipe linking to Beira, the nearest port in Mozambique. The main exports include tobacco (the single most important commodity), mining (such as gold, chrome, nickel and asbestos) and manufacturing (ferro-alloys, steel and clothing).

The tourism industry is well-developed and attracts more than a...