TABLE 1-1 Development Indicators: Low- and Middle-Income Countries and the United States

Region

Population (millions)

Life Expectancy (years)

GNI per Capita

% Population below $1 Poverty Line*

R&D Expenditures % of GDP

Fixed Line/Mobile Subscribersß (per 1000 people)

Net Aid Flows ($ millions)

East Asia & Pacific

1,855

70

1,070

14.9

1.11

357

7,131

Europe & Central Asia

472

68

2,580

3.6

.9

438

10,465

Latin America & Caribbean

533

71

3,280

9.5

.53

416

6,151

Middle East & N. Africa

312

69

2,390

2.4

--

237

7,629

South Asia

1,425

63

510

31.3

.75

61

6,171

Sub-Saharan Africa

705

46

500

46.4

--

62

24,146

United Statesß

296

78

41,400++

--

2.79

1117.9

--

Key Indicators: Regional Data from the WDI Database http://www.worldbank.org/data/databytopic/reg_wdi.pdf

* World Development Indicators 2005 (World Bank): Poverty http://www.worldbank.org/data/wdi2005/pdfs/Table2_5.pdf

ß CIA World Fact Book http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/us.html

+ Fixed Line and Mobile Phone Subscribers http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/med_pho_sub

++ United States GNI per Capita: http://www.worldbank.org/data/databytopic/GNIPC.pdf

• Europe & Central Asia: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia FYR, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan



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