The Little Data Book on Africa 2006
A pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 50 countries in Africa, this book provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance. A must have for anyone interested in today's development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Access to electricity aid from non-DAC Bank’s World Development bednets capital formation Corruption Perceptions Index Country Saharan data Electricity as major Fertilizer use thousands firm to obtain Fiscal balance cash force participation rate Foreign direct investment GDP per capita Gini coefficient Gross secondary enrollment Gross tertiary enrollment hectares households implementing or endorsed Improved sanitation Improved water source index 0 least investors disclosure index km2 of land Labor force participation live births major constraint Maternal mortality ratio millions non-DAC bilateral donors obtain electrical connection obtain telephone connection paved to total pay taxes hours population with access poverty line price deflator annual Protecting investors disclosure quintile 1 low Ratio of paved Real interest rate relevant age group rigid to 100 Rigidity of employment rural population Saharan data Africa skilled health staff sleeping under treated telephone connection days trade index 2000 uncertainty as major urban population World Bank’s World Youth literacy rate
Page 119 - ... life expectancy at birth, while in low-mortality countries close to 90 percent will reach at least age 65. Definitions • Life expectancy at birth is the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Page 116 - Fund's definition of foreign direct investment as an "investment that is made to acquire a lasting interest in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor, the investor's purpose being to have an effective voice in the management of the enterprise.
Page 120 - Refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum are generally considered to be part of the population of their country of origin.
Page 117 - Fixed assets include land improvements (fences, ditches, drains, and so on); plant, machinery, and equipment purchases; and the construction of roads, railways, and the like, including schools, offices, hospitals, private residential dwellings, and commercial and industrial buildings. Inventories are stocks of goods held by firms to meet temporary or unexpected fluctuations in production or sales and "work in progress.
Page 121 - Rule of law measures the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society. These include perceptions of the incidence of both violent and nonviolent crime, the effectiveness and predictability of the judiciary, and the enforceability of contracts.
Page 123 - A person is literate who can with understanding both read and write a short simple statement on his everyday life.
Page 117 - Government effectiveness" combines perception of the quality of public service provision, the quality of the bureaucracy, the competence of civil servants, the independence of the civil service from political pressures, and the credibility of the government's commitment to policies.
Page 117 - GDP measures the total output of goods and services for final use produced by residents and nonresidents, regardless of the allocation to domestic and foreign claims. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of "manmade" assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources.
Page 121 - Regulatory quality includes measures of the incidence of market-unfriendly policies, such as price controls or inadequate bank supervision, as well as perceptions of the burdens imposed by excessive regulation in areas such as foreign trade and business development.