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1. Exercise 2: Poverty trends
Update the Table 1 of “Halving global poverty”. Download from the World Development Indicators database the following data: * Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population) * Population, total 
For the main geographic areas of Table 1, and since 1990 2. Calculate the number of poor

Geographic Region (developing)| 1990| 1993| 1996| 1999| 2002| 2005| 2008| Europe & Central Asia| 7,482,812 | 11,574,719 | 15,379,408 | 15,073,886 | 9,001,397 | 5,307,885 | 1,889,078 | Middle East & North Africa| 12,960,986 | 11,500,061 | 12,304,072 | 13,638,420 | 11,999,774 | 10,473,960 | 8,640,813 | Latin America & Caribbean| 53,430,265 | 52,500,431 | 53,625,364 | 60,097,201 | 62,710,804 | 47,596,025 | 36,846,243 | East Asia & Pacific| 902,322,290 | 848,431,034 | 623,356,103 | 639,005,078 | 509,965,727 | 323,840,361 | 277,394,418 | South Asia| 617,084,400 | 631,717,553 | 630,762,788 | 619,655,858 | 640,379,635 | 598,177,424 | 570,798,682 | Sub-Saharan Africa| 289,632,117 | 329,921,684 | 349,102,277 | 375,864,094 | 390,103,937 | 394,640,933 | 385,871,896 | Total Number of Poor| =1,882,912,871 | =1,885,645,482 | =1,684,530,012 | =1,723,334,538 | =1,624,161,275 | =1,380,036,588 | =1,281,441,130 |

3. Calculate the poverty headcount ratio [at $1.25 a day (PPP) (% of population)] | 1990| 1993| 1996| 1999| 2002| 2005| 2008| Total Poverty| 1,882,912,871 | 1,885,645,482 | 1,684,530,012 | 1,723,334,538 | 1,624,161,275 | 1,380,036,588 | 1,281,441,130 | /Total [World] Population x100| 4,317,249,291| 4,548,207,537| 4,772,752,464| 4,995,568,771| 5,208,544,896| 5,416,475,284|...
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