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Definition
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.

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Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), % Population living in poverty at $1.25 a day in 2005 PPP, % Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day in 2011 PPP, % Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

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