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Haiti - Covid-19 : Haiti could take more than 5 years to recover the level of per capita income of 2019
28/09/2021 10:10:29

Haiti - Covid-19 : Haiti could take more than 5 years to recover the level of per capita income of 2019
The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group, made up of 46 economies, will take an average of three years to return to pre-pandemic economic levels , after experiencing the worst growth figures in three decades, analyzes a report published in September 2021, prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Some of these countries the report points out, including Angola, Haiti Somalia, Zimbabwe and Sudan, could take more than 5 years to recover their per capita income. populations before the pandemic in 2019 ($ 1,245 / year for Haiti),

This classification of economies, created by the United Nations fifty years ago, uses criteria such as an annual income per capita of about one thousand dollars per person, and is used for the granting of humanitarian aid, preferential access to market or technical assistance.

In 50 years, only 6 countries have left the list of LDCs (Botswana in 1994, and after the year 2000: Cape Verde, the Maldives, the Samoa Islands (Oceania), Equatorial Guinea and in 2020 the Vanuatu archipelago. (South Pacific).

The economy of the LDCs, where around 1 billion people live), accounts for less than 1/100 of world trade (0.13% over the past 10 years).

UNCTAD estimates that these economies must increase their investments by 9% per year to eradicate extreme poverty, and much more to achieve double the weight of their industry in the economy and stop depending on raw materials for their growth.

Regarding the pandemic, the United Nations body highlighted the delay in LDCs where only 2% of their population is vaccinated against Covid-19 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34850-haiti-diaspora-covid-19-daily-bulletin-556.html, while in middle- and high-income economies the average is over 40%.

Download the report (PDF) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/ldc2021_en.pdf

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