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Extreme poverty headcount ratio in Africa 2019, by country

Share of population living in extreme poverty in Africa as of 2019, by country

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Release date

September 2021



Survey time period

2012 to 2019*

Special properties

poverty line at 1.90 U.S. dollars a day

Supplementary notes

* The latest data available vary according to the country:
2019: Zimbabwe
2018: Angola, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone
2017: Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Lesotho, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Tanzania
2016: Eswatini, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda
2015: Benin, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Namibia, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia
2014: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, South Africa, Sudan
2013: Burundi, Morocco
2012: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Madagascar

No data for Algeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Libya, Mali, and Senegal.

The source adds the following information:
"Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.90 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions."

"Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments."

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