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GDL Area Profile Report

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This GDL Area Profile Report provides an overview of the major social and economic characteristics of the region or country. The figures are derived from the most recent national household survey available at the Global Data Lab. These and many other indicators can also be downloaded freely from the GDL Area Database. Further information on the indicators is available at the bottom of this report and at the GDL website.

Level of development Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
International Wealth Index (IWI) value1 76.6 - 9 / 15 ( 7 ) 2019
Poverty Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage poor households (IWI value under 70) 28.8 - 8 / 15 ( 4 ) 2019
Percentage poorer households (IWI value under 50) 9.87 - 9 / 15 ( 4 ) 2019
Percentage poorest households (IWI value under 35) 2.40 - 9 / 15 ( 4 ) 2019
Education Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Mean years education population aged 20+ 10.7 0.05 11 / 15 ( 10 ) 2019
Mean years education of women aged 20+ 10.7 0.04 10 / 15 ( 10 ) 2019
Mean years education of men aged 20+ 10.7 0.07 11 / 15 ( 9 ) 2019
Position of women Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Mean age difference partners (husband-wife) 4.46 0.06 12 / 15 ( 5 ) 2019
Mean age at first marriage of women aged 20-50 19.4 -0.09 5 / 15 ( 5 ) 2019
Mean age at first birth of women aged 20-50 22.1 -0.05 7 / 15 ( 9 ) 2019
Percentage of women in 50+ population 50.0 -0.32 4 / 15 ( 3 ) 2019
Patrilocality Index (positive values patrilocal) -0.80 -0.01 1 / 15 ( 1 ) 2019
Position of children Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Infant mortality rate 8.95 0.82 9 / 13 ( 1 ) 2019
Under five mortality rate 11.4 1.08 9 / 13 ( 1 ) 2019
Percentage stunted children 10.1 - 13 / 15 ( 2 ) 2019
Percentage wasted children 0.20 - 1 / 15 ( 1 ) 2019
Percentage underweight children 2.20 - 11 / 15 ( 2 ) 2019
Percentage overweight children 10.7 - 11 / 15 ( 9 ) 2019
Asset ownership Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage households with a TV 90.5 - 5 / 15 ( 7 ) 2019
Percentage households with a refrigerator 85.0 - 7 / 15 ( 8 ) 2019
Percentage households with a washing machine 79.9 - 11 / 15 ( 8 ) 2019
Percentage households with a motorbike 15.4 - 15 / 15 ( 6 ) 2019
Percentage households with a computer 26.0 - 11 / 15 ( 7 ) 2019
Access to public services Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Percentage of households with piped water 75.5 - 8 / 15 ( 7 ) 2019
Percentage of households with electricity 99.4 - 5 / 10 ( 9 ) 2019
Percentage households with a phone 73.9 - 10 / 15 ( 4 ) 2019
Percentage households with internet access 2.10 - 4 / 15 ( 2 ) 2019
Population Value Trend National rank LMIC decile Year
Total area population in millions 0.27 - 2 / 15 ( 2 ) 2011
Share of national population living in area 4.51 0.27 5 / 15 ( 4 ) 2019
Average household size 3.49 -0.03 8 / 15 ( 1 ) 2019
Percentage population in urban areas 66.9 2.07 12 / 15 ( 8 ) 2019
Demographic window phase 6 0 2019
Dependency ratio 56.2 2.16 12 / 15 ( 3 ) 2019

Meaning of the menu items: Value: Indicator value in GDL Area Database. Trend: Average yearly change in indicator value since preceding survey. National rank: Within-country rank on indicator (1 is highest value within country). Continent rank: Within continent rank on indicator (continents are America, Africa, Asia/Pacific and (Eastern) Europe). LMIC decile: Decile position on indicator among 1300+ regions within 125+ low and middle income countries.

The indicators presented in this GDL Profile Report are created by aggregating to the sub-national and national level from representative household surveys. Detailed information on the data and methods used is available here and in Smits (2016).

1 The International Wealth Index (IWI) is an asset-based index that measures the economic situation of households in LMICs on the basis of their ownership of assets, housing quality and access to public services. IWI runs from 0 to 100, with 0 meaning none of the assets and lowest quality housing and services and 100 all assets and highest quality housing and services (Smits & Steendijk, 2015).

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