Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population), including noncomparable values

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National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty lines. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys.......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: 128
Frequency: Annual    Earliest: 1984-12     Latest: 2015-12

2010-12 2011-12 2012-12 2013-12 2014-12 2015-12
1) Afghanistan
35.8
2) Albania
14.3
3) Armenia
35.8
35
32.4
32
30
4) Azerbaijan
9.1
7.6
6
5) Bangladesh
31.5
6) Belarus
5.2
7.3
6.3
5.5
4.8
5.1
7) Benin
36.2
8) Bhutan
12
9) Bolivia
45
43.44
39.06
39.3
10) Bosnia Herzegovina
17.9
11) Brazil
11.1
9
8.9
7.4
12) Bulgaria
22.2
21.2
21
21.8
22
13) Burkina Faso
40.1
14) Burundi
64.6
15) Cambodia
22.1
20.5
17.7
16) Cameroon
37.5
17) Chad
46.7
18) Chile
22.2
14.4
19) Colombia
37.2
34.1
32.7
30.6
28.5
27.8
20) Congo
46.5
21) Costa Rica
21.2
21.7
20.6
20.7
22.4
21.7
22) Croatia
21.3
20.5
19.5
19.4
23) Czech Republic
9.8
9.6
8.6
9.7
24) DR Congo
63.6
25) Dominican Republic
41.6
40.4
40.9
41.1
26) Ecuador
32.8
28.6
27.3
25.6
22.5
27) Egypt
25.2
28) El Salvador
36.5
40.6
34.5
29.6
31.8
29) Estonia
17.5
17.5
18.6
21.8
30) Ethiopia
29.6
31) Gambia
48.4
32) Georgia
21
17.7
14.8
33) Ghana
24.2
34) Guatemala
59.29
35) Guinea Bissau
69.3
36) Guinea
55.2
37) Haiti
58.5
38) Honduras
60
61.9
66.5
64.5
62.8
39) Hungary
14.1
14.3
15
15
40) India
21.9
41) Indonesia
13.3
12.5
12
11.4
11.3
42) Iraq
18.9
43) Ivory Coast
46.3
44) Jamaica
17.6
19.9
45) Jordan
14.4
46) Kazakhstan
6.5
5.5
3.8
2.9
2.8
47) Kosovo
29.2
29.7
48) Kyrgyzstan
33.7
36.8
38
37
30.6
49) Laos
23.2
50) Latvia
19
19.2
19.4
21.2
22.5
51) Lesotho
57.1
52) Lithuania
19.2
18.6
20.6
19.1
53) Macedonia
27.1
26.8
26.2
24.2
22.1
54) Madagascar
75.3
55) Malawi
50.7
56) Malaysia
1.7
0.6
57) Mexico
52
51.6
53.2
58) Moldova
21.9
17.5
16.6
12.7
11.4
59) Mongolia
38.8
33.7
27.4
21.6
60) Montenegro
6.6
9.3
11.3
8.6
61) Nepal
25.2
62) Nicaragua
29.6
63) Niger
48.9
64) Pakistan
36.8
36.3
29.5
65) Panama
29.8
27.6
26.5
25.8
25.6
23
66) Paraguay
34.7
32.4
26.9
23.8
22.6
67) Peru
30.8
27.8
25.8
23.9
22.7
68) Philippines
25.23
69) Poland
17.7
17.1
17.3
17
70) Romania
22.2
22.6
22.4
25.4
71) Russia
12.5
12.7
10.7
10.8
11.2
13.4
72) Rwanda
44.9
73) Senegal
46.7
74) Serbia
9.2
24.5
25.4
25.4
75) Seychelles
39.3
76) Sierra Leone
52.9
77) Slovakia
13
13.2
12.8
12.6
78) Slovenia
13.6
13.5
14.5
14.5
79) South Africa
53.8
80) Sri Lanka
6.7
81) Tajikistan
34.25
31.96
82) Tanzania
28.2
83) Thailand
16.4
13.2
12.6
10.9
10.5
84) Togo
58.7
55.1
85) Tunisia
15.5
86) Turkey
3.7
2.8
2.3
2.1
1.6
87) Uganda
19.5
88) Ukraine
8.6
7.8
9
8.3
8.6
89) Uruguay
18.5
13.7
12.4
11.5
9.7
90) Uzbekistan
17.7
16
91) Vanuatu
12.7
92) Venezuela
32.5
31.6
25.4
32.1
93) Vietnam
20.7
17.2
13.5
94) West Bank and Gaza
25.7
25.8
95) Zambia
60.5
96) Zimbabwe
72.3
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