Botswana - Poverty headcount ratio

Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

Definition: 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.

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 mor

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Year Value
1985 42.60
1993 34.80
2002 29.80
2009 18.20

Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $3.20 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $3.20 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.

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 mor

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Year Value
1985 63.80
1993 56.00
2002 50.20
2009 37.10

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

Definition: 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.

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Year Value
1985 59.00
1993 32.90
2002 30.60
2009 19.30

Rural poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of rural population)

Definition: Rural poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the rural population living below the national poverty lines.

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.

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Year Value
1985 68.00
1993 40.40
2002 44.80
2009 24.30

Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (% of population)

Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $5.50 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $5.50 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.

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 mor

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Year Value
1985 81.60
1993 76.00
2002 66.70
2009 57.50

Urban poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of urban population)

Definition: Urban poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the urban population living below the national poverty lines.

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.

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Year Value
1985 30.00
1993 24.70
2002 19.40
2009 11.00

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates