Our challenges in Bolivia

IDH en Bolivia (2010)

Bolivia is a country with wide geographical and cultural wealth, although it is the poorest and least developed in all of South America. The rural population represents a third of the total population, and 95% of the rural population in Bolivia lives in extreme poverty. This represents the highest rural poverty rate in the World.

Tendencias del IDH (1980-Hoy)

The Human Development Index (HDI) of Bolivia is currently 0.675. The HDI of Bolivia is in the 108th position of 187 countries in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Between 1980 and 2012, the HDI of Bolivia increased from 0.489 to 0.675 (increasing by 1.3% per year), but still Bolivia remains as the least developed and poorest country in South America  [+]

General Indicators about Bolivia:

  • Area: 1,098,580 km2
  • Population: 10,227,299
  • GDP per capita: $4,700 USD
  • Illiteracy: 9.26%

Health Indicators in Bolivia:

  • Life expectancy: Males: 64 years, Females: 67 years
  • Infant Mortality: 42.18 (per 1,000 live births)
  • Maternal Mortality: 290 (per 100,000 live births)
  • Births attended by health care professionals: 67%

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