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Africa: Economic Situation

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people living on less than one dollar a day in sub-Saharan Africa. (211816)

Around £300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa were estimated to be living on less than one dollar a day in 20041.

1 Most recent estimate available—source: Global Economic Prospects 2008, World Bank.

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTGEP2008/Resources/chapter-1.pdf