Dependency ratio


Kuwait is the top country by dependency ratio in the world. As of 2021, dependency ratio in Kuwait was 100 %. The top 5 countries also includes Egypt, Turkmenistan, Bahrain, and Mauritania.

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What is dependency ratio?

Indicator expressing the percent of total renewable water resources originating outside the country. This indicator may theoretically vary between 0% and 100%. A country with a dependency ratio equal to 0% does not receive any water from neighbouring countries. A country with a dependency ratio equal to 100% receives all its renewable water from upstream countries, without producing any of its own. This indicator does not consider the possible allocation of water to downstream countries.