Poverty gap at rural poverty line (%)

Definition: Poverty gap at rural poverty line is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the national rural poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

Description: The map below shows how Poverty gap at rural poverty line (%) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Equatorial Guinea, with a value of 49.80. The country with the lowest value in the world is Ukraine, with a value of 0.70.

Source: World Bank, Global Poverty Working Group. Data are based on World Bank's country poverty assessments and country Poverty Reduction Strategies.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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