Table 1.

The progress of poor nations. Adapted from Arrow et al. (2004).

% annual growth rate 1970–2000
country/regionwealthpopulation per headwealth per headGDP per headΔHDIa
sub-Saharan Africa−0.12.7−2.8−0.1+
Bangladesh1.42.2−0.81.9+
India1.62.0−0.43.0+
Nepal1.82.2−0.41.9+
Pakistan1.32.7−1.42.2+
China5.91.44.57.8+
  • aChange in HDI between 1970 and 2000.