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Macro Poverty Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Country-by-country analysis and projections for the developing world


The Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO) analyzes macroeconomic and poverty developments in 48 developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report is released twice annually for the Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. The MPO consists of individual country notes that provide an overview of recent developments, forecasts of major macroeconomic variables and poverty during 2022-2024, and a discussion of critical challenges for economic growth, macroeconomic stability, and poverty reduction moving forward.


 Published        October 4thPublished        October 4th
AngolaMPOData sheet
BeninMPOData sheet
BotswanaMPOData sheet
Burkina FasoMPOData sheet
BurundiMPOData sheet
Cabo VerdeMPOData sheet
CameroonMPOData sheet
Central African RepublicMPOData sheet
ChadMPOData sheet
ComorosMPOData sheet
Congo, Democratic RepublicMPOData sheet
Congo, RepublicMPOData sheet
Côte d’IvoireMPOData sheet
Equatorial GuineaMPOData sheet
EritreaMPOData sheet
EswatiniMPOData sheet
EthiopiaMPOData sheet
GabonMPOData sheet
Gambia, TheMPOData sheet
GhanaMPOData sheet
GuineaMPOData sheet
Guinea-BissauMPOData sheet
KenyaMPOData sheet
LesothoMPOData sheet
 Published        October 4thPublished        October 4th
LiberiaMPOData sheet
MadagascarMPOData sheet
MalawiMPOData sheet
MaliMPOData sheet
MauritaniaMPOData sheet
MauritiusMPOData sheet
MozambiqueMPOData sheet
NamibiaMPOData sheet
NigerMPOData sheet
NigeriaMPOData sheet
RwandaMPOData sheet
São Tomé and PríncipeMPOData sheet
SenegalMPOData sheet
SeychellesMPOData sheet
Sierra LeoneMPOData sheet
SomaliaMPOData sheet
South AfricaMPOData sheet
South SudanMPOData sheet
SudanMPOData sheet
TanzaniaMPOData sheet
TogoMPOData sheet
UgandaMPOData sheet
ZambiaMPOData sheet
ZimbabweMPOData sheet

Notes: For more on the greenhouse gas projections in this edition of the MPO see pdf GHG emissions in MFMOD.
On new global poverty lines: Poverty data are now expressed in 2017 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) prices, versus 2011 PPP in previous editions. As price levels across the world evolve, global poverty lines have to be periodically updated to reflect the increase of the value of the lines in nominal terms. The new global poverty lines of $2.15, $3.65, and $6.85 reflect the typical national poverty lines of low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-middleincome countries in 2017 prices. In addition to reflecting updates in nominal terms, upper-middle-income countries raised the standards by which they determine people to be poor from 2011 to 2017. Hence, the increase in the upper line is larger, and the population that does not meet the new standard is higher in most countries than it was with 2011 PPPs. See

Data Dashboard

The interactive dashboard allows data from the revised MPO forecasts to be visualized, compared across countries, and downloaded.

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