Pakistan - Poverty headcount ratio

Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day (PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day (PPP) (% of population) in Pakistan was 60.19 as of 2008. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 89.16 in 1987 and a minimum value of 60.19 in 2008.

Definition: Population below $2 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $2.00 a day at 2005 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.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1987 89.16
1991 88.18
1997 83.26
1999 66.54
2002 73.91
2005 60.31
2006 60.98
2008 60.19

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population)

The value for Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) in Pakistan was 21.04 as of 2008. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 66.46 in 1987 and a minimum value of 21.04 in 2008.

Definition: Population below $1.25 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day at 2005 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.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

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Year Value
1987 66.46
1991 64.71
1997 48.14
1999 29.05
2002 35.87
2005 22.59
2006 22.58
2008 21.04

Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty line (% of population)

Definition: National poverty rate is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys.

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

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Year Value
1999 30.60
2002 34.50
2005 23.90
2006 22.30

Poverty headcount ratio at rural poverty line (% of rural population)

Definition: Rural poverty rate is the percentage of the rural population living below the national rural poverty line.

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

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Year Value
1999 34.70
2002 39.30
2005 28.10
2006 27.00

Poverty headcount ratio at urban poverty line (% of urban population)

Definition: Urban poverty rate is the percentage of the urban population living below the national urban poverty line.

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

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Year Value
1999 20.90
2002 22.70
2005 14.90
2006 13.10

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates