World map of World Bank country income groups

World map with World Bank country income groupsClick in the image above for high resolution view
The World Bank has grouped countries based on the average income. These groupings are frequently used in World Bank publications, as well as other reports on development issues. A vast number of people in the world recently got "upgraded" - as India and China has now moved into the Middle/lower income class.

Map prepared for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) publication The Environmental Food Crisis - the environment's role in averting future food crises, published in 2009.

Prepared from grouping tables available from the World Bank.

ESRI ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Illustrator was used to prepare the map.

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