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

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Zambia 36% 2004
2 Colombia 34% 1999
3 Swaziland 32.91% 2001
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 32.2% 2005
5 Bolivia 31.2% 2002
6 Sierra Leone 29% 2004
7 Chad 27.5% 1996
8 Madagascar 26.8% 2005
9 The Gambia 25.9% 2003
10 Guinea-Bissau 25.7% 2000
11 Venezuela 24% 1999
12 Guatemala 22.6% 2000
13 Honduras 22.3% 2004
14 Mozambique 20.4% 2003
15 Belarus 20% 2002
16 Brazil 19.6% 2003
=17 Peru 18% 2004
=17 Ecuador 18% 1998
19 Nicaragua 17% 2001
20 Dominican Republic 16.8% 2004
21 Kenya 16.6% 2006
=22 Moldova 16.5% 2002
=22 El Salvador 16.5% 2002
24 Panama 16.4% 1997
25 Azerbaijan 15.5% 2001
26 Burkina Faso 15.3% 2003
27 Senegal 13.9% 1992
=28 Tajikistan 12.4% 2003
=28 Papua New Guinea 12.4% 1996
30 Ethiopia 12% 2000
31 East Timor 11.9% 2001
32 Mongolia 11% 2002
=33 Kyrgyzstan 10% 2005
=33 Togo 10% 1989
35 Ghana 9.6% 2006
36 Bangladesh 9% 2005
37 Uganda 8.7% 2006
38 Costa Rica 8.6% 2004
=39 Malawi 8% 2005
=39 Laos 8% 2003
41 Romania 7.59% 2002
42 Nepal 7.5% 2004
43 Trinidad and Tobago 7.3% 1992
44 Cambodia 7.2% 2007
=45 Burma 7% 2005
=45 Pakistan 7% 1999
47 Vietnam 6.9% 2002
48 Philippines 6.4% 1997
49 Mexico 6.34% 2002
=50 South Africa 6% 2008
=50 Paraguay 6% 1990
52 Chile 5.7% 1998
53 Slovakia 5.5% 2004
=54 Sri Lanka 5.1% 2002
=54 Russia 5.1% 2002
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.6% 2002
57 Morocco 4.4% 1999
58 Bulgaria 4.2% 2001
59 Albania 4% 2005
60 Jordan 3.3% 2002
61 Algeria 3.2% 1995
62 Estonia 3.13% 1995
63 Kazakhstan 3.1% 2002
64 Thailand 3% 1998
65 Indonesia 2.9% 2004
66 Tunisia 1.74% 1990
67 Latvia 1.2% 2004
68 Turkey 0.26% 2002

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

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Interesting observations about Economy > Poverty > Poverty gap at national poverty line

  • All of the top 2 countries by poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line are Christian.
  • 8 of the top 10 countries by poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line are Sub-Saharan African.
  • Madagascar has ranked in the top 2 for poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line since 1999.
  • Bangladesh has ranked in the top 4 for poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line since 2000.
  • All of the bottom 2 countries by poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line are Emerging markets'.
  • Uganda has ranked in the top 6 for poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line since 2003.
  • Cambodia has ranked in the top 8 for poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line since 2004.
  • Albania has ranked in the top 9 for poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line since 2002.
  • Zambia ranked first for poverty > poverty gap at national poverty line globally in 2004.
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