Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world. While Qatar, the richest nation in the world, is located in Asia, many Asian countries are poor.
Here is a brief overview of the poorest countries in Asia with their GDP estimates (derived from PPP calculations, per capita).
Indonesia is a developing nation. Even though steady economic growth has led to a gradual reduction in overall poverty, there are many opportunities for growth.
Poverty remains a critical social problem in Philippines. More than 25 percent of the population falls below the poverty line. Unmanaged population growth is one of the main reasons for poverty in Philippines.