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Country income groups (World Bank classification)
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
There are huge regional differences in the above trends. Globally, poverty
rates have fallen from 52% in 1981 to 42% in 1990 and to 26%
in 2005. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the poverty rate remained
constant at around 50%. This region also comprises the majority of
countries making the least progress in reducing child malnutrition.
The poverty rate in East Asia fell from nearly 80% in 1980 to under
20% by 2005. East Asia, notably China, was successful in more than
halving the proportion of underweight children between 1990 and
2006. In contrast, and despite improvements since 1990, almost 50%
of the children are underweight in Southern Asia. This region alone
accounts for more than half the world’s malnourished children.