Human Development Data for the Arab States

Adjusted net savings (% of GNI)

Rate of savings in an economy that takes into account investments in human capital, depletion of natural resources and damage caused by pollution (including particulate emissions), expressed as a percentage of gross national income (GNI). A negative value implies an unsustainable path.

Source: World Bank (2011)


Country/Region 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 13 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Bahrain -24.9 -9.5 7 9.4 14.4 10.6 10.6
Comoros 9.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Egypt 11.7 8.3 2.1 4.8 7.2 4.1 3.1
Jordan 17.6 14.9 10.2 12.7 4 3.5 3
Kuwait -9.1 11.6 13.7 21.5 17.2 15.7 15.7
Lebanon .. .. -4.5 2.6 7.1 0.5 2.7
Mauritania 5.5 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Morocco 20.6 19.3 26.7 27.2 26.7 22.6 25
Oman -17.7 -12.2 -10.3 -8.4 3.1 -7.9 -7.9
Saudi Arabia -16.2 -1.9 5.2 3 1.6 -0.5 -3.9
Sudan -5.4 -9.6 -3.1 -6.7 -5.8 -8.6 -7.1
Syrian Arab Republic -11.9 -11.1 -12.1 -9.6 -7 -14.1 -14.1
Tunisia 14.2 15.9 12.3 13.5 11.3 6.4 14.6
Arab States 6 4.2 4.4 5 5.8 2.3 2.4
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 19.1 22.4 28 30.4 30.2 28.6 33
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 12 1 4 3.6 5.3 4.7 3.6
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 6.4 5.9 7.3 7.9 7.8 6.7 6.2
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 3.9 5.3 9.1 9.3 11.5 9.6 11.4
OECD Members 12.4 10.9 8.9 9.5 9.1 8 6.2
South Asia 10.6 13.9 20.9 21.6 23.1 17.8 22.9
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 4 2.4 4.7 3 4.8 1.8 4.7
World 12.7 13.3 17 18 18.6 16.1 18.3


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