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Bottom Billion Countries

41 COUNTRIES MAKE UP THE BOTTOM BILLION

World Economics has combined 41 countries to represent the 'Bottom Billion' group of countries. The Bottom Billion are home to (approximately three-quarters of the world's poorest 1.26 billion people) who live in Middle Income Countries. Overall these countries account for 5% of Global GDP and 6% of global GDP growth in the past 10 years (2012-2022).

The Bottom Billion group are home to over 1.33 billion people with an average life expectancy of 63 years and a current median age of 19 against a global average of 30.



Economics




Bottom Billion
Countries
Revised GDP PPP
Int$, Billions
CAGR
10 Year
Rate
%, 2012-2022
Share of
Global
GDP
%
Share of Global GDP Growth
%, 2012-2022
Revised GDP Per Capita
Int$
Government Debt to Revised GDP
%







Angola 393.5 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% 11,234 30.1%
Benin 67.9 5.4% 0.0% 0.1% 5,313 36.8%
Bolivia 178.9 3.2% 0.1% 0.1% 14,921 46.6%
Burkina Faso 74.9 5.0% 0.0% 0.1% 3,389 39.7%
Burundi 16.2 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 1,282 37.5%
Cambodia 132.0 5.4% 0.1% 0.1% 7,691 21.1%
Cameroon 150.8 4.3% 0.1% 0.1% 5,403 32.4%
Central African Republic 8.6 -2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1,709 28.2%
Chad 44.4 1.2% 0.0% 0.0% 2,550 25.5%
Congo, Dem. Rep 206.7 5.5% 0.1% 0.2% 2,170 7.7%
Congo, Rep. 35.6 -2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 6,145 45.3%
Cote d'Ivoire 242.7 6.9% 0.1% 0.3% 8,747 35.6%
Egypt 2,010.2 4.2% 1.2% 1.5% 18,936 59.8%
Ethiopia 435.3 8.1% 0.3% 0.5% 3,603 30.9%
Gabon 67.1 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 28,784 26.7%
Gambia 9.6 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 3,734 48.6%
Ghana 290.7 4.8% 0.2% 0.2% 8,972 57.7%
Guinea 62.6 5.8% 0.0% 0.1% 4,517 23.3%
Guinea-Bissau 6.0 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2,889 53.9%
Haiti 52.8 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 4,524 14.2%
Kenya 389.5 5.5% 0.2% 0.4% 6,928 47.2%
Laos 84.7 5.3% 0.0% 0.1% 11,323 75.3%
Lesotho 8.3 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 3,808 32.7%
Madagascar 76.0 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 2,604 31.2%
Mali 89.7 4.0% 0.1% 0.1% 4,178 29.7%
Mauritania 38.3 3.5% 0.0% 0.0% 7,821 33.7%
Mongolia 50.3 4.1% 0.0% 0.0% 14,883 67.2%
Mozambique 62.7 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1,894 66.7%
Myanmar 349.4 3.3% 0.2% 0.2% 6,327 39.6%
Nepal 199.3 4.3% 0.1% 0.2% 6,595 29.5%
Niger 49.0 5.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1,880 37.3%
Nigeria 2,021.3 2.4% 1.2% 0.9% 9,325 20.0%
Rwanda 45.8 6.1% 0.0% 0.0% 3,365 47.5%
Senegal 96.9 5.2% 0.1% 0.1% 5,490 49.3%
Sierra Leone 24.5 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2,946 46.5%
Sudan 333.4 1.5% 0.2% 0.1% 7,249 95.8%
Tanzania 264.1 5.5% 0.2% 0.2% 4,173 24.9%
Togo 27.9 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3,209 45.9%
Uganda 160.0 4.6% 0.1% 0.1% 3,303 35.1%
Yemen, Rep. 60.5 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1,942 36.0%
Zambia 108.7 3.0% 0.1% 0.1% 5,580 71.1%

Bottom Billion Countries
Totals / Averages:
9,026.6 N/A 4.9% 5.8% 6,374* 40.6%*


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Notes:
  • GDP data includes estimates for the Informal Economy, and updated Base Years, to improve the often imperfect quality of Bottom Billion Countries data.
  • Debt-to-GDP ratio is total gross government debt as a proportion of revised GDP.
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Offical GDP data quality is often poor in Emerging Market countries. See data quality for individual countries.







Demography




Emerging Market
Countries
Population
Data Quality
Grade
Total
Population
Millions
Life Expectancy
Years
Median
Age
Years
Statistical Capacity
0-100 Index
Age Dependency
Total






Angola D 35.0 62 16.2 45.6 8.5
Benin C 12.8 60 17.5 62.2 16.0
Bolivia C 12.0 64 23.9 66.7 43.7
Burkina Faso C 22.1 59 16.6 67.8 12.6
Burundi D 12.6 62 15.6 57.8 4.8
Cambodia C 17.2 70 26.5 60.0 46.6
Cameroon D 27.9 60 17.5 46.7 17.7
Central African Republic D 5.0 54 14.7 36.7 -2.8
Chad D 17.4 53 15.0 54.4 1.3
Congo, Dem. Rep D 95.2 59 15.6 40.0 2.0
Congo, Rep. D 5.8 64 18.2 38.9 21.2
Cote d'Ivoire C 27.7 59 17.6 71.1 20.8
Egypt A 106.2 70 23.9 82.2 39.2
Ethiopia D 120.8 65 18.5 47.8 24.3
Gabon D 2.3 66 21.6 40.0 32.4
Gambia D 2.6 62 16.8 70.0 15.0
Ghana C 32.4 64 20.4 71.1 31.3
Guinea D 13.9 59 17.7 51.1 17.6
Guinea-Bissau D 2.1 60 18.3 48.9 23.4
Haiti D 11.7 63 23.0 53.3 41.7
Kenya C 56.2 61 19.2 57.8 29.8
Laos C 7.5 68 23.8 62.2 45.3
Lesotho D 2.2 53 22.1 67.8 37.9
Madagascar C 29.2 64 19.0 54.4 25.5
Mali C 21.5 59 15.1 60.0 0.7
Mauritania D 4.9 64 17.6 61.1 17.3
Mongolia A 3.4 71 26.8 92.2 41.6
Mozambique D 33.1 59 16.8 62.2 13.9
Myanmar C 55.2 66 29.0 74.4 54.0
Nepal C 30.2 68 23.7 72.2 45.1
Niger D 26.1 62 14.5 68.9 -5.4
Nigeria D 216.7 53 17.0 53.3 13.9
Rwanda C 13.6 69 19.0 73.3 27.5
Senegal C 17.7 77 17.8 66.7 18.5
Sierra Leone C 8.3 74 18.8 60.0 26.0
Sudan D 46.0 76 18.4 54.4 19.8
Tanzania D 63.3 66 16.8 63.3 12.3
Togo C 8.7 62 18.7 67.8 23.5
Uganda D 48.4 63 15.9 71.1 11.8
Yemen, Rep. D 31.2 64 18.7 27.8 25.9
Zambia D 19.5 61 16.9 53.3 18.2

Bottom Billion Countries
Totals / Averages:
N/A 1,325.5 63* 19.0* 59.4* 22.4*


Notes:
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Statistical Capacity Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
    0 = Low level of resources, 100 = High level of resources.


Key:
Data Quality Grade definitions:
         A: As good as it gets;
         B: Use with caution;
         C: Unreliable for many purposes
         D: Extremely poor quality.








Environmental, Social and Governance




Emerging Market
Countries:
Carbon Emissions
Total MTCo2e
Methane Emissions
Total MTCo2e
Population in Poverty
% of Pop
Years of Schooling
Years
Rule
of Law
0-100 Index
Corruption Levels
0-100 Index






Angola 21.4 44.1 50% 5 23.4 29
Benin 7.8 4.1 19% 4 32.5 42
Bolivia 23.3 34.3 4% 10 18.0 30
Burkina Faso 5.7 16.8 34% 2 36.5 42
Burundi 0.7 1.5 73% 3 14.7 19
Cambodia 19.0 20.0 0% 5 24.7 23
Cameroon 9.3 16.9 26% 6 19.7 27
Central African Republic 0.2 16.2 0% 4 5.2 24
Chad 1.9 56.3 33% 3 13.9 20
Congo, Dem. Rep 2.6 49.0 77% 7 4.3 19
Congo, Rep. 7.5 10.0 40% 6 18.7 21
Cote d'Ivoire 11.7 7.6 9% 5 31.5 36
Egypt 249.6 78.2 4% 10 41.4 33
Ethiopia 17.8 88.4 31% 3 32.2 39
Gabon 5.7 6.2 3% 9 29.9 31
Gambia 0.7 1.4 10% 5 37.8 37
Ghana 21.3 11.4 13% 8 45.6 43
Guinea 4.8 17.1 23% 2 18.9 25
Guinea-Bissau 0.4 1.4 25% 4 - 21
Haiti 2.9 5.4 25% 6 15.8 20
Kenya 19.9 38.5 37% 7 37.7 30
Laos 20.8 8.5 10% 5 31.3 30
Lesotho 2.3 1.1 27% 6 37.2 38
Madagascar 4.3 17.1 79% 5 25.6 26
Mali 4.2 24.4 16% 2 24.7 29
Mauritania 4.1 7.4 6% 5 30.6 28
Mongolia 50.3 19.4 1% 9 41.9 35
Mozambique 7.1 28.0 64% 3 21.3 26
Myanmar 36.3 77.8 1% 6 10.6 28
Nepal 14.2 24.9 15% 5 35.8 33
Niger 2.7 29.4 41% 2 37.3 31
Nigeria 137.0 143.8 39% 7 25.9 24
Rwanda 1.8 2.0 57% 13 52.7 53
Senegal 13.6 11.9 8% 11 38.4 43
Sierra Leone 1.3 3.9 43% 11 26.8 34
Sudan 21.0 57.9 12% 11 16.8 20
Tanzania 13.0 49.8 49% 6 34.3 39
Togo 2.3 3.0 24% 5 33.4 30
Uganda 5.8 25.4 41% 6 38.7 27
Yemen, Rep. 12.5 11.0 18% 3 1.8 16
Zambia 7.7 27.2 59% 7 32.5 33

Bottom Billion Countries
Totals/Averages:
796.5 1,098.6 N/A 6* 27.5* 30*


Notes:
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
    Rule of Law: 0 = low rule of law, 100 = High rule of law.
    Corruption Perceptions Index: 0 = High levels of corruption, 100 = Low levels of corruption.
  • Total Carbon and Methane data expressed in MTCo2e (Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent)
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.



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