Botswana: Poverty ratio

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 Botswana

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 16.1
 Year 2015
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2015
 Average 22
 Min - Max 16.1 - 30.6
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 2002 to 2015. The average value for Botswana during that period was 22 percent with a minimum of 16.1 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 30.6 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2015 is 16.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 58 countries is 22.29 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Gini inequality index 53.30 2015 index points
 Poverty ratio 16.10 2015 percent
 Poverty at 1.90 USD per day 15.40 2015 percent
 Poverty at 5.50 USD per day 63.50 2015 percent
 Top 10 percent income share 41.50 2015 percent
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