The World Bank reports on the political-economic situation in Madagascar
In "Madagascar Overview", dated May 12, 2014 the World Bank summarizes the political and economic situation in Madagascar. Describes a country that, after 4 years of political crisis, now is one of the worlds poorest people (82.4% living on less than $ 1.25 / day). GDP growth that in 2013 was mainly based on mineral extraction and insufficient to compensate for population growth.
Madagascar is very vulnerable to natural disasters; cyclones, droughts and floods. A quarter of its population living in high risk areas. In 2008, cyclones caused economic losses equivalent to 4% of GDP.
In-depth description and analysis: "Faces of Poverty in Madagascar 'March 2014.
Photo: The report "Faces of Poverty in Madagascar" defines young children as the poorest in the population. This generation is faced with the task of managing (and perhaps it should be written; defend) the nature and culture of their country. The children on the photo can represent the many who share a major challenge.