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Zimbabwe

Explore this in-depth profile of Zimbabwe to find out overall levels of poverty, income distribution, division of wealth and more. Discover how national and sub-national revenue is generated.

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HOW MANY OF THE POOREST PEOPLE GLOBALLY LIVE IN ZIMBABWE?

4.5m

out of a population of 15.6m million people

WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?

Domestic public

US$ 3.7bn

International

US$ 2.5bn

HOW MUCH DOES THE GOVERNMENT SPEND PER PERSON?

PPP$ 546

Government spending per person per annum

IS POVERTY REDUCING OVER TIME?

HOW DEEP IS POVERTY?

4%

Depth of extreme poverty

HOW IS INCOME DISTRIBUTED?

Bottom quintile has 5.8% of the income.

WHAT IS THE POPULATION?

15.6m

WHAT IS THE URBAN VS RURAL SPLIT?

WHAT IS THE AGE PROFILE?

WHAT IS THE TOTAL REVENUE OF ZIMBABWE?

3.7bn

HOW MUCH GOVERNMENT REVENUE COMES FROM EXTERNAL GRANTS (AID)?

No data

HOW IS SPENDING ALLOCATED?

Recurrent Expenditure
Capital Expenditure And Net Lending

AS A SHARE OF GNI, HOW MUCH AID IS ALLOCATED TO ZIMBABWE?

5.7% of GNI

Gross national income is 14bn

HOW HAVE RESOURCE INFLOWS CHANGED OVER TIME?

WHAT’S THE MIX OF RESOURCES?

Official development assistance
Other official flows
Long-term debt (official sources)
Long-term debt (commercial sources)
Foreign Direct Investment
Portfolio equity
Short-term debt

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COUNTRY PROFILE DATA SOURCES

NameDescriptionMethodologyUnitSourceDownload
Population by age groupNumber of people in each of 3 age bands.unitWorld Bank World Development Indicators, series code SP.POP.0014.TO.ZS, SP.POP.1564.TO.ZS and SP.POP.65UP.TO.ZS.ZIPCSV
International resource flows to and from developed countriesEstimates of international resource flows from developed countries, 2015 US$.constant 2015 US$Development Initiatives based on numerous sources. Note that data of some flows is missing. Development finance institutions: Development Initiatives calculations based on a review of DFIs' annual reports (with flows reported as ODA or OOFs subtracted). Foreign direct investment: OECD. Disbursements of official development assistance and other official flows: OECD DAC. Remittances: World Bank Migration and Remittances Factbook.ZIPCSV
Non-grant government revenueNon-grant government revenue. Data is for 2015.constant 2015 US$, NCUDevelopment Initiatives based on IMF Staff reports.ZIPCSV
International resource flows to and from developing countriesEstimates of international resource flows into the country, 2015 US$. Data is for 2015. Estimates are gross inflows where available, with the following exceptions: foreign direct investment and portfolio equity are net inflows (new investments minus disinvestments) and short-term debt is net flows (disbursements minus capital repayments). See methodology for detailed notes on the data for each resource flow.constant 2015 US$Development Initiatives based on numerous sources. Note that data on some flows are missing. Official development assistance and other official flows: OECD DAC. Foreign direct investment: UNCTAD Stats. Long- and short-term debt: World Bank International Debt Statistics. Portfolio equity: World Bank data bank. Remittances: World Bank Migration and Remittances Data.ZIPCSV
Depth of extreme poverty (poverty gap)Depth of extreme poverty (also known as the poverty gap) tells us how far people are from the extreme poverty line, on average per country. Data is for 2013percentWorld Bank PovcalNet.ZIPCSV
Income share by quintilePercentage of income received by each quintile of the population. Data is for 2014 or most recent year prior.percentWorld Bank World Development Indicators, series code SI.DST.FRST.20, SI.DST.02ND.20, SI.DST.03RD.20, SI.DST.04TH.20 and SI.DST.05TH.20.ZIPCSV
Total populationTotal population. Data is for 2015unitWorld Bank World Development IndicatorsZIPCSV

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