Niger - Poverty gap

Poverty gap at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (%)

Poverty gap at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) (%) in Niger was 13.60 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 22 years was 43.10 in 1994, while its lowest value was 13.60 in 2014.

Definition: Poverty gap at $1.90 a day (2011 PPP) is the mean shortfall in income or consumption from the poverty line $1.90 a day (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence. 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
1992 34.10
1994 43.10
2005 35.50
2007 28.80
2011 13.90
2014 13.60

Poverty gap at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (%)

The value for Poverty gap at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) (%) in Niger was 33.90 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 22 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 61.80 in 1994 and a minimum value of 33.90 in 2014.

Definition: Poverty gap at $3.20 a day (2011 PPP) is the mean shortfall in income or consumption from the poverty line $3.20 a day (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
1992 56.20
1994 61.80
2005 55.40
2007 51.00
2011 36.60
2014 33.90

Poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)

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

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
2011 19.60

Rural poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)

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

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
2011 15.30

Poverty gap at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (%)

The value for Poverty gap at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) (%) in Niger was 56.30 as of 2014. As the graph below shows, over the past 22 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 76.40 in 1994 and a minimum value of 56.30 in 2014.

Definition: Poverty gap at $5.50 a day (2011 PPP) is the mean shortfall in income or consumption from the poverty line $5.50 a day (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall), expressed as a percentage of the poverty line. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
1992 73.20
1994 76.40
2005 71.80
2007 69.20
2011 59.50
2014 56.30

Urban poverty gap at national poverty lines (%)

Definition: Urban poverty gap at national poverty lines is the urban population's mean shortfall from the poverty lines (counting the nonpoor as having zero shortfall) as a percentage of the poverty lines. This measure reflects the depth of poverty as well as its incidence.

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
2011 11.30

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Poverty rates