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Economy > Poverty > Poverty gap at national poverty line > %: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Poverty gap at national poverty line (%). Poverty gap at national poverty line is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Equatorial Guinea 45.3% 2006
2 Paraguay 40% 2011
3 Lesotho 37.9% 1994
4 Zimbabwe 34.1% 2011
5 Madagascar 33.9% 2010
6 Central African Republic 33.1% 2008
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 32.2% 2005
8 Swaziland 30.4% 2009
9 Zambia 28% 2010
10 The Gambia 27.9% 2010
11 Guinea-Bissau 25% 2002
=12 Togo 24.4% 2011
=12 Liberia 24.4% 2007
14 South Sudan 23.7% 2009
15 Burundi 23.4% 2006
16 Sao Tome and Principe 23% 2009
17 Mozambique 21.2% 2009
18 Chad 19.7% 2011
19 Niger 19.6% 2007
20 Malawi 18.9% 2010
21 Guinea 18.4% 2012
22 Nigeria 17% 2010
=23 Kenya 16.3% 2005
=23 Comoros 16.3% 2004
25 Sudan 16.2% 2009
26 Sierra Leone 16.1% 2011
27 Papua New Guinea 15.7% 2009
28 Cote d'Ivoire 15.3% 2008
29 Burkina Faso 15.1% 2009
30 Rwanda 14.8% 2011
=31 Senegal 14.5% 2011
=31 Mauritania 14.5% 2008
33 East Timor 13.6% 2007
34 Mali 13.2% 2010
35 Angola 12.7% 2008
36 Cameroon 12.3% 2007
37 Botswana 11.7% 2003
38 Gabon 10% 2005
39 Fiji 9.9% 2009
40 Benin 9.8% 2011
41 Ghana 9.6% 2006
42 Seychelles 9.3% 2006
43 Yemen 8.9% 2005
44 Namibia 8.8% 2009
45 Cape Verde 8.1% 2007
46 Afghanistan 7.9% 2008
=47 Ethiopia 7.8% 2011
=47 Armenia 7.8% 2009
=49 Solomon Islands 7.5% 2006
=49 Kosovo 7.5% 2011
=51 Georgia 7.2% 2007
=51 Philippines 7.2% 2009
=51 Republic of Macedonia 7.2% 2006
54 Peru 7.1% 2012
55 South Africa 7% 2006
56 Uganda 6.8% 2009
57 Tanzania 6.7% 2012
58 Bangladesh 6.54% 2010
59 Laos 6.5% 2008
60 Vietnam 5.9% 2010
61 Nepal 5.4% 2010
62 Iraq 4.5% 2007
63 Cambodia 4.2% 2011
64 India 4.03% 2012
65 Egypt 3.6% 2005
=66 Romania 3.2% 2006
=66 Moldova 3.2% 2011
68 Bulgaria 3% 2007
69 Russia 2.7% 2006
=70 Jordan 2.6% 2008
=70 Croatia 2.6% 2004
=70 Bhutan 2.6% 2012
73 Albania 2.3% 2008
=74 Montenegro 2% 2011
=74 Azerbaijan 2% 2007
76 Indonesia 1.9% 2012
77 Sri Lanka 1.7% 2010
78 Serbia 1.3% 2007
79 Kazakhstan 0.9% 2011
80 Malaysia 0.8% 2009
81 Ukraine 0.4% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Poverty > Poverty gap at national poverty line > %. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are based on World Bank's country poverty assessments and country Poverty Reduction Strategies. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Poverty/Poverty-gap-at-national-poverty-line/%

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