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Benin - Ouémé Valley Agricultural Infrastructure Support - Project Preparation Financing (PPF)
Benin is one of the poorest countries in the world. It features among the least developed countries and was classified 166th out of 187 on the Human Development Index (HDI) scale in 20121 . According to the Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EMICoV 2010), the incidence of poverty, roughly equivalent to USD 1 2 per day, is about 40.8%. The level is much higher in the rural areas - 51.8% compared to 24% in the urban areas.