These are the fastest-growing economies in the world

The World Economic Forum has come out with its ranking of nations that are growing the most, based on their projected rise in GDP for 2017.

Among the top 10, Asia and Africa are the regions that are most represented.

That’s not to say more advanced economies aren’t improving, they are. But their annual growth isn’t close to outpacing the less-developed nations that make up this list.

Click through to see which country takes the top spot.

World’s fastest growing economies

No. 8 (tie): Philippines
Projected GDP growth: 6.9 per cent
(Reuters)

World’s fastest growing economies

No. 8 (tie): Myanmar
Projected GDP growth: 6.9 per cent
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World’s fastest growing economies

No. 8 (tie): Cambodia
Projected GDP growth: 6.9 per cent
(AP)

World’s fastest growing economies

No. 6 (tie): Laos
Projected GDP growth: 7 per cent
(Reuters)

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No. 6 (tie): Djibouti
Projected GDP growth: 7 per cent
(Reuters)

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No. 4 (tie): Tanzania
Projected GDP growth: 7.2 per cent
(Yahoo Style)

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No. 4 (tie): India
Projected GDP growth: 7.2 per cent
(AP)

World’s fastest growing economies

No. 3: Nepal
Projected GDP growth: 7.5 per cent
(Reuters)

World’s fastest growing economies

No. 2: Uzbekistan
Projected GDP growth: 7.6 per cent
(Reuters)

World’s fastest growing economies

No. 1: Ethiopia
Projected GDP growth: 8.3 per cent
(Reuters)

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