Poverty & Equity

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South Asia


Regional Indicators

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
$1,447 $1,482
GDP growth (annual %)
4.8% 5%
Population, total (millions)
1,135.0 1,670.8
Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population)
54.1% 24.5%

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Poverty headcount ratio, at $1.25 a day
REGIONAL POVERTY TREND:
PEOPLE LIVING ON LESS THAN $1.25 A DAY
Source: Poverty & Equity Databank and PovcalNet
LATEST COUNTRY POVERTY DATA:
POVERTY HEADCOUNT AT $1.25 AND $2 A DAY
Source: Poverty & Equity Databank and PovcalNet
LATEST COUNTRY INEQUALITY DATA:
DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME OR CONSUMPTION BY QUINTILE
Source: Poverty & Equity Databank and PovcalNet
COUNTRY POVERTY TRENDS:
AVERAGE ANNUAL CHANGE IN NATIONAL POVERTY RATES
Source: Poverty & Equity Databank
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