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The regions used in this site are based on those defined by the World Bank for analytical and operational purposes. These regions may differ from common geographic usage or from the regions defined by other organizations. The regions include only low- and middle-income economies. Data are for 2011.

 

 

Sub-Saharan Africa 47

This region is home to 875 million people and has a population growth rate of 2.5 percent, the highest of all the Bank regions. Average life expectancy at birth is 55 years, up from 50 years in 1990. The region's GNI per capita is $1,258. This region includes the following countries and economies:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Cõte d'Ivoire
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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East Asia and Pacific 24

This region is home to 1.9 billion people and has a population growth rate of 0.7 percent. Average life expectancy at birth is 72 years old, up from 68 years in 1990. The region's GNI per capita is $4,248. This region includes the following countries and economies:

  • American Samoa
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Dem. Rep.
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Fed. Sts
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam

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Europe and Central Asia 21

This region is home to 408 million people and has a population growth rate of 0.5 percent, the lowest of all Bank regions. Average life expectancy at birth is 71 years, up from 68 years in 1990. The region's GNI per capita is $7,734. This region includes the following countries and economies:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Macedonia, FYR
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

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Latin America and the Caribbean 26

This region is home to 589 million people and has a population growth rate of 1.1 percent. Average life expectancy at birth is 74 years, up from 68 years in 1990. The region's GNI per capita is $8,574. This region includes the following countries and economies:

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela, RB

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Middle East and North Africa 13

This region is home to 336 million people and has a population growth rate of 1.7 percent. Average life expectancy at birth is 72 years, up from 64 years in 1990. The region's GNI per capita is $3,866. This region includes the following countries and economies:

  • Algeria
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt, Arab Rep.
  • Iran, Islamic Rep.
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tunisia
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Yemen, Rep.

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South Asia 8

This region is home to 1.6 billion people and has a population growth rate of 1.4 percent. Average life expectancy at birth is 66 years, up from 59 in 1990. The region's GNI per capita is $1,313. This region includes the following countries and economies:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
 

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