Democratic Republic of the Congo: Gini inequality index

(measure: index points; Source: The World Bank)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Gini income inequality index

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2004 to 2012. The average value for Democratic Republic of the Congo during that period was 42.15 index points with a minimum of 42.1 index points in 2012 and a maximum of 42.2 index points in 2004. The latest value from 2012 is 42.1 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2012 based on 77 countries is 36.23 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.
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