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Assessment of Development Results - Benin

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This assessment of Development Results (ADR) was conducted in Benin to assess United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contribution to the attainment of national development results and to share the findings, conclusions and recommendations with the UN system, the population of Benin, its government and the international community. The ADR exercise is forward-looking and is aimed at drawing lessons for future UNDP programming in Benin.

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Country context

The population of Benin was estimated at 8 million persons in 2007. More than one third of the population lives below the poverty line set by Benin, suggesting that close to 50 percent lives below the dollar-a-day international poverty line as defined in MDG 1. The 2007/2008 UNDP Human Development Index, which measures average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development (a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living), ranks Benin at 163 out of 177 countries. The population of Benin was estimated at 8 million persons in 2007. More than one third of the population lives below the poverty line set by Benin, suggesting that close to 50 percent lives below the dollar-a-day international poverty line as defined in MDG 1. The 2007/2008 UNDP Human Development Index, which measures average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development (a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living), ranks Benin at 163 out of 177 countries.

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