Typology of Countries
IMF Data Mapper®
The data and projections cover 45 Sub-Saharan African countries. Countries are aggregated into four (overlapping) groups: oil exporters, middle-income, low-income, and countries in fragile situations (see table A1). The membership of these groups reflects the most recent data on per capita gross national income (averaged over three years) and the World Bank, Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) score (averaged over three years). (see table A1).
- The oil exporters are countries where net oil exports make up 30 percent or more of total exports. Except for Angola, Nigeria, and South Sudan, they belong to the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
- The middle-income countries had per capita gross national income in the years 2013-15 of more than US$1,025.00 (World Bank, using the Atlas method).
- The low-income countries had average per capita gross national income in the years 2013-15 equal to or lower than US$1,025.00 (World Bank, Atlas method).
- The countries in fragile situations had average CPIA scores of 3.2 or less in the years 2013-15 and/or had the presence of a peace-keeping or peace-building mission within the last three years.
Countries are also grouped as "Resource-intensive countries" and "Non-resource intensive countries" (see table A2).