Description

Poverty gap is the mean shortfall from the poverty line (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.

Value Range

Of the few countries for which data is available, the highest poverty gap is in Liberia.

Data

<div style="width:500px; font-family:'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height:20px"><div style="background-color:#333; padding:0px 5px; font-weight:bold"><div style="color:#fff; font-size:12px; line-height:20px;"><a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GAPS/countries?display=default" style="color:#fff;text-decoration:none;" class="active">Poverty gap at $1.25 a day (PPP) (%)</a></div></div><script type="text/javascript">widgetContext = { "url": "http://data.worldbank.org/widgets/indicator/0/web_widgets_2/SI.POV.GAPS/countries", "width": 500, "height": 325, "widgetid": "web_widget_iframe_f2f812229f85eee3ec9a88ef06697db3" };</script><div id="web_widget_iframe_f2f812229f85eee3ec9a88ef06697db3"></div><script src="http://data.worldbank.org/profiles/datafinder/modules/contrib/web_widgets/iframe/web_widgets_iframe.js"></script><div style="font-size: 10px; color:#000">Data from <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GAPS/countries?display=default" style="color:#CCC;">World Bank</a></div></div>


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Sources

Data for this indicator are provided at http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SI.POV.GAPS/