Poverty gap at $1.9 a day based on purchasing-power-parity


Zimbabwe is the top country by poverty gap at $1.9 a day in the world. As of 2019, poverty gap at $1.9 a day in Zimbabwe was 13.4 %. The top 5 countries also includes Honduras, Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador.

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What is poverty gap at $1.9 a day?

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.