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close this bookThe Human Settlements Conditions of the World's Urban Poor (HABITAT, 1996, 233 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsII. The concept and scale of urban poverty
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Comments on country groupings

The regional groups referred to in this publication are a combination of those used in the 1995 Human Development Report (UNDP, 1995) and those used in the 1995 Word Development Report (World Bank, 1995). In principle, it follows the Human Development Report in classifying countries as either industrialized or developing, and the World Development Report in delineating regions.

The regions used in this publication are:

· Industrialized countries: All countries of Europe, including the countries of the former U.S.S.R.; North America; as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand. It does not, however, include Israel as is the case in the Human Development Report.

· Latin America and the Caribbean: All countries of South and Central America, including Mexico; as well as the island nations of the Caribbean.

· Sub-Saharan Africa: All countries on the African continent apart from the North African countries of Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahirya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara.

· North Africa and the Middle East: The North African countries of Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahirya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara; as well as all countries in Asia west of, and including, the Islamic Republic of Iran (this includes Turkey and Cyprus which are classified as part of Europe in the World Development Report).

· South Asia: The countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Due to the size of its population, India is considered a separate region. If a table or text includes India in the region of South Asia this is stated explicitly.

· India.

· East Asia and the Pacific: All countries in Asia east of, and including, Myanmar, i.e. all countries of East Asia “proper” (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, but excluding China and Japan), South East Asia, and the Pacific (excluding Australia and New Zealand). Due to the size of its population, China is considered a separate region. If a table or text includes China in the region of East Asia and the Pacific, or in the East Asian subregion, this is stated explicitly.

· China.