Country infoBenin

Population: 10.05 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 750/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 33% (2007)
Literacy rate: 42% (2010)
Human Development Index: 166th out of 187 countries (2012)


Benin has implemented important economic and structural reforms over the past decade leading to notable improvements in human development. The country is on track to achieve three of eight Millennium Development Goals, reflecting the difficulties met despite progress in improving access to basic services. Significant challenges remain in the health sector, with child and maternal mortality remaining high. The universal primary education goal for boys is likely to be reached. However, parity in primary and secondary education will not be met. With one of the lowest literacy rates in the world (42%), the quality of education and management of the sector still require improvement.

Sources: indexmudi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Des jardins scolaires biologiques
IDAY International


Le projet vise à doter 15 écoles à travers le pays de jardins scolaires biologiques et de plantes médicinales en vue d’améliorer la nutrition et de combattre le paludisme et d’autres maladies tropicales infectieuses.

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