Poverty gap at national poverty lines (%), including noncomparable values

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Poverty gap at national poverty lines is the mean shortfall from the poverty lines (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the poverty lines. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.......Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are compiled from official government sources or are computed by World Bank staff using national (i.e. country–specific) poverty lines. Data are shown for multiple years......Statistical concept and methodology: Poverty headcount ratio among the population is measured based on national (i.e. country-specific) poverty lines. A country may have a unique national poverty line or separate poverty lines for rural and urban areas, or for different geographic areas to reflect differences in the cost of living or sometimes to reflect differences in diets and consumption baskets. Poverty estimates at national poverty lines are computed from household survey data collected from nationally representative samples of households. These data must contain sufficiently detailed information to compute a comprehensive estimate of total household income or consumption (including consumption or income from own production), from which it is possible to construct a correctly weighted distribution of per capita consumption or income. National poverty lines are the benchmark for estimating poverty indicators that are consistent with the country's specific economic and social circumstances. National poverty lines reflect local perceptions of the level and composition of consumption or income needed to be non-poor. The perceived boundary between poor and non-poor typically rises with the average income of a country and thus does not provide a uniform measure for comparing poverty rates across countries. While poverty rates at national poverty lines should not be used for comparing poverty rates across countries, they are appropriate for guiding and monitoring the results of country-specific national poverty reduction strategies. Almost all national poverty lines are anchored to the cost of a food bundle - based on the prevailing national diet of the poor - that provides adequate nutrition for good health and normal activity, plus an allowance for nonfood spending. National poverty lines must be adjusted for inflation between survey years to remain constant in real terms and thus allow for meaningful comparisons of poverty over time. Because diets and consumption baskets change over time, countries periodically recalculate the poverty line based on new survey data. In such cases the new poverty lines should be deflated to obtain comparable poverty estimates from earlier years. The data is based on the two most recent years for which survey data are available. Survey year is the year in which the underlying household survey data were collected or, when the data collection period bridged two calendar years, the year in which most of the data were collected.
Source: The World Bank: Poverty and Equity database    # of Reporting Countries: 96
Frequency: Annual    Earliest: 1985-12     Latest: 2015-12

2009-12 2010-12 2011-12 2012-12 2013-12 2014-12 2015-12
1) Afghanistan
8.4
2) Albania
2.9
3) Armenia
7.8
8.1
7.9
5.6
5.9
4.5
4) Bangladesh
6.5
5) Benin
10.4
9.8
6) Bhutan
2.6
7) Bolivia
24.6
19.93
20.33
17.71
16.97
8) Burkina Faso
15.1
9.7
9) Burundi
25.1
10) Cambodia
5.3
4.7
4.2
3.1
11) Cameroon
14.4
12) Chad
19.7
13) Colombia
15.1
13.4
12.9
11.8
10.8
10.3
14) Congo
16.7
15) Costa Rica
7.9
8.3
8.1
8.3
8.8
8.8
16) DR Congo
26.1
17) Ecuador
14.45
12.65
10.75
10.54
8.98
7.87
18) Ethiopia
7.8
19) Gambia
27.9
20) Georgia
5.3
6.8
5.6
4.3
21) Ghana
7.8
22) Guinea
18.4
23) Honduras
47.2
49.1
51.2
52.8
50.4
49.3
24) India
6.2
4
25) Indonesia
2.5
2.2
2.1
1.9
1.8
1.8
26) Iraq
4.1
27) Ivory Coast
16.3
28) Jordan
3.6
29) Kazakhstan
1.3
1.1
0.9
0.5
0.4
0.4
30) Kosovo
9.6
7.3
7.5
31) Kyrgyzstan
6.1
7.5
7.5
7.7
7
5.4
32) Laos
5.5
33) Lesotho
29.5
34) Madagascar
33.9
35) Malawi
18.9
36) Malaysia
0.8
37) Maldives
4.1
38) Mali
13.2
39) Mexico
0.45
0.44
0.44
40) Moldova
5.9
4.5
3.2
2.9
2
1.5
41) Mongolia
11.5
9.2
7.1
5.2
42) Montenegro
1.4
1.1
2
2.8
1.1
43) Namibia
8.8
44) Nepal
5.4
45) Niger
19.6
46) Nigeria
17
47) Pakistan
5.83
48) Papua New Guinea
15.7
49) Paraguay
39.8
40.5
40
37.3
33.3
35.3
50) Peru
10.4
9
7.8
7.1
6.2
5.8
51) Philippines
5.36
5.14
52) Russia
1.2
1.2
1.2
0.9
1
1
53) Rwanda
14.8
54) Sao Tome and Principe
23
55) Senegal
14.5
56) Seychelles
12.6
57) Sierra Leone
16.1
58) South Sudan
23.7
59) Sri Lanka
1.7
1.2
60) Sudan
16.2
61) Swaziland
30.4
62) Tanzania
6.7
63) Togo
24.4
22.1
64) Tunisia
3.9
65) Uganda
6.8
5.2
66) Uruguay
4.3
3.4
2.4
2.2
2.1
1.6
67) Vietnam
5.9
4.5
68) West Bank and Gaza
6.3
6.4
6
69) Zambia
28
70) Zimbabwe
34.1
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