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Overcoming barriers:
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Human Development Report 2009

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HDI Rank - 136
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A. Human movement: snapshots and trends
International migrant stocks (thousands), 196026.3
International migrant stocks (thousands), 1990129.6
International migrant stocks (thousands), 2005128.8
International migrant stocks (thousands), 2010143.2
Annual rate of growth in international migrant stocks (%), 1960-20053.5
International migrants as a percentage of total population, 19602.6
International migrants as a percentage of total population, 20053.8
Female share of international migrant stocks (%), 196051.6
Female share of international migrant stocks (%), 200549.6
Emigration rate (%), 2000-200214.7
International movement rate (%), 2000-200220.0
Internal migrant stocks (thousands), 1990-2005..
Life time internal migration rate (%), 1990-2005..
B. International emigrants by area of residence
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in Africa (%), 2000-200280.1
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in Asia (%), 2000-20022.1
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in Europe (%), 2000-200216.5
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in Latin America and the Caribbean (%), 2000-20020.2
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in Northern America (%), 2000-20021.1
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in Oceania (%), 2000-2002(.)
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in countries with very high levels of human development (%), 2000-200217.5
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in countries with high levels of human development (%), 2000-20021.1
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in countries with medium levels of human development (%), 2000-200273.8
Proportion of international migrant stocks residing in countries with low levels of human development (%), 2000-20027.6
Countries' shares of total stock of migrants in Africa (%), 2000-20022.74
Countries' shares of total stock of migrants in Asia (%), 2000-20020.02
Countries' shares of total stock of migrants in Europe (%), 2000-20020.15
Countries' shares of total stock of migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean (%), 2000-20020.02
Countries' shares of total stock of migrants in Northern America (%), 2000-20020.01
Countries' shares of total stock of migrants in Oceania (%), 2000-2002(.)
C. Education and employment of international migrants in OECD countries (aged 15 years and above)
Stock of international migrants aged 15 years and above in OECD countries (thousands), 2000-200568.7
Percentage of international migrants aged 15 years and above in OECD countries with less than upper secondary education, 2000-200527.1
Percentage of international migrants aged 15 years and above in OECD countries with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education, 2000-200534.2
Percentage of international migrants aged 15 years and above in OECD countries with tertiary education, 2000-200534.9
Tertiary emigration rate to OECD countries (%), 2000-200525.7
Labour force participation rate of international migrants in OECD countries (%), 2000-200572.4
Unemployment rate of international migrants in OECD countries (%), 2000-200526.4
Unemployment rate of international migrants in OECD countries with less than upper secondary education (%), 2000-200537.4
Unemployment rate of international migrants in OECD countries with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education (%), 2000-200528.3
Unemployment rate of international migrants in OECD countries with tertiary education (%), 2000-200518.5
D. Conflict and insecurity induced movement
Refugees by country of origin (thousands), 200719.7
Refugees by country of origin as a percentage of international emigrants, 20073.6
Refugees by country of origin as a percentage of world refugees, 20070.1
People in refugee-like situations by country of origin (thousands), 20070
Asylum seekers by country of origin (thousands), 20076.1
Internally displaced people (thousands), 200881
Refugees by country of asylum (thousands), 200738.5
Refugees by country of asylum as a percentage of international immigrants, 200729.9
Refugees by country of asylum as a percentage of world refugees, 20070.3
People in refugee-like situations by country of asylum (thousands), 20070
Asylum seekers by country of asylum (thousands), 20074.8
E. International financial flows: remittances, official development assistance and foreign direct investment
Remittance inflows (US$ millions), 200715
Remittance outflows (US$ millions), 2007102
Remittance outflows per international migrant (US$), 2007355
ODA per capita (US$), 200734
Remittance inflows per capita (US$), 20074
Remittance inflows as a % of ODA, 200711.7
Remittance inflows as a % of GDP, 20070.2
Ratio of remittance inflows to FDI, 2007(.)
Percentage of remittance inflows by continent of origin - Africa25.8
Percentage of remittance inflows by continent of origin - Asia0.4
Percentage of remittance inflows by continent of origin - Europe67.7
Percentage of remittance inflows by continent of origin - Latin America and the Caribbean0
Percentage of remittance inflows by continent of origin - Northern America6.1
Percentage of remittance inflows by continent of origin - Oceania0.1
F. Selected conventions related to human rights and migration (by year of ratification)
Year of ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families , 200920082
Year of ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 200920002
Year of ratification of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, 20091962
Year of ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 20091988
Year of ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 20091983
Year of ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 20091983
Year of ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 20091982
Year of ratification of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 20092003
Year of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, 20091993
G. Human development index trends
Human development index trends, 1980..
Human development index trends, 1985..
Human development index trends, 19900.597
Human development index trends, 19950.575
Human development index trends, 20000.536
Human development index trends, 20050.600
Human development index trends, 20060.603
Human development index trends, 20070.601
Revised HDI rank, 2006136
Real change in ranks, 2006-20070
Long-term annual growth rate in HDI (%), 1980-2007..
Medium-term annual growth rate in HDI (%), 1990-20070.04
Short-term annual growth rate in HDI (%), 2000-20071.65
H. Human development index 2007 and its components
Human development index value, 20070.601
Life expectancy at birth (years), 200753.5
Adult literacy rate (% aged 15 and above), 200781.13
Combined gross enrolment ratio in education (%), 200758.645
GDP per capita (PPP US$), 20073,511
Life expectancy index, 20070.474
Education index, 20070.736
GDP index, 20070.594
GDP per capita (PPP US$) rank minus HDI rank, 2007- 13
I-1. Human and income poverty
Human poverty index (HPI-1) rank, 200784
Human Poverty Index (HPI-1) value (%), 200724.3
Probability at birth of not surviving to age 40 (% of cohort), 2005-201029.7
Adult illiteracy rate (% aged 15 and above), 1999-200718.96
Population not using an improved water source (%), 200629
Children underweight for age (% under age 5), 2000-200614
Population living below $1.25 a day (%), 2000-200754.1
Population living below $2 a day (%), 2000-200774.4
Population living below the national poverty line (%), 2000-2006..
HPI-1 rank minus income poverty rank- 27
I-2. Human and income poverty: OECD countries
Human poverty index (HPI-2) rank..
Human poverty index (HPI-2) value (%)..
Probability at birth of not surviving to age 60 (% of cohort), 2005-201047.0
People lacking functional literacy skills (% aged 16-65), 1994-2003..
Long-term unemployment rate (% of labour force), 2007..
Population living below 50% of median income (%), 2000-2005..
HPI-2 rank minus income poverty rank..
J. Gender-related development index and its components
GDI rank, 2007115
GDI value, 20070.594
GDI value as a percentage of HDI value, 200798.8
Female life expectancy at birth (years), 200754.4
Male life expectancy at birth (years), 200752.5
Female adult literacy rate (% aged 15 and above), 1997-200771.87
Male adult literacy rate (% aged 15 and above), 1997-200790.67
Female combined gross enrolment ratio (%), 200755.278
Male combined gross enrolment ratio (%), 200762.078
Female estimated earned income (PPP US$), 20072,3859
Male estimated earned income (PPP US$), 20074,6589
HDI rank minus GDI rank, 20070
K. Gender empowerment measure and its components
Gender empowerment measure (GEM) rank, 2007..
Gender empowerment measure (GEM) value, 2006..
Seats in parliament (% held by women), 20089
Legislators, senior officials and managers (% female), 1999-2007..
Professional and technical workers (% female), 1999-2007..
Earned income (estimated), ratio of female to male , 20070.51
Year women received the right to vote1947, 1961
Year women received the right to stand for election1963
Year in which a woman became Speaker or Presiding Officer of parliament or of one of its houses for the first time, as of 2009..
Women in ministerial positions (% of positions), 200813
L. Demographic trends
Total population (millions), 19902.4
Total population (millions), 20073.6
Total population (millions), 20204.7
Annual rate of natural increase of the population (%), 1990-19952.7
Annual rate of natural increase of the population (%), 2005-20102.2
Net international migration rate (%), 1990-1995- 0.1
Net international migration rate (%), 2005-2010- 0.3
Urban share of the population (%), 199054.3
Urban share of the population (%), 199062.1
Child dependency ratio, 199084.1
Child dependency ratio, 201071.8
Old age dependency ratio, 19907.2
Old age dependency ratio, 20106.8
Total fertility rate (births per woman), 1990-19955.2
Total fertility rate (births per woman), 2005-20104.4
M. Economy and inequality
Total GDP (US$ billions), 20077.6
Total GDP (PPP US$ billions), 200713.2
GDP per capita (US$), 20072,030
Annual growth rate of GDP per capita (%), 1990-2007- 0.2
GDP per capita (PPP US$), year of highest value, 1980-20074,496
GDP per capita (PPP US$), year of highest value1984
Average annual change in consumer price index (%), 1990-20075.9
Average annual change in consumer price index (%), 2006-20072.7
Income/expenditure share of the richest 10% of the population (%), 1992-20072.110
Income/expenditure share of the richest 10% of the population (%), 1992-200737.110
Ratio of the richest 10% to the poorest 10%, 1992-200717.8
Gini index, 1992-200747.3
N. Health and education
Government expenditure on health per capita (PPP US$), 200613
Government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure4.0
Public current expenditure on primary education per pupil (PPP US$)39
Public expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure, 2000-20078.1
Percentage of total aid allocated to social sectors (gross disbursements), 200739.5
Percentage of adults with low educational attainment levels (% aged 25 and above)..
Percentage of adults with medium educational attainment levels (% aged 25 and above)..
Percentage of adults with high educational attainment levels (% aged 25 and above)..
Under 5 mortality rate in the highest quintile of wealth (per 1,000 live births)135
Under 5 mortality rate in the highest quintile of wealth (per 1,000 live births)85
Under 5 mortality rate for children of mothers with at least secondary education (per 1,000 live births)202
Under 5 mortality rate for children of mothers with at least secondary education (per 1,000 live births)101
Healthy life expectancy at birth (years), 200749
Unhealthy life expectancy (%), 20078

Notes:
1 - Data refer to a year or period other than that specified.
2 - Signed not yet followed by ratification
3 - UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates based on its Global Age-specific Literacy Projections model, April 2009.
4 - Data refer to a year other than that specified.
5 - UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate.
6 - UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates based on its Global Age-specific Literacy Projections model, April 2009.
7 - Data refer to an earlier year than that specified.
8 - UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimate.
9 - No wage data are available. For the purposes of calculating the estimated female and male earned income, a value of 0.75 was used for the ratio of the female nonagricultural wage to the male nonagricultural wage.
10 - Data refer to expenditure shares by percentiles of the population, ranked by per capita expenditure.

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