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The Partner Countries

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The three partner countries participating in Partners in South-South Cooperation are:

› Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica Indicators

Country DataBeninBhutanCosta Rica
President: Thomas Boni Yayi King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Laura Chinchilla
Area: 110.620 Km2 38,934 Km2 51.100 Km2
Population (Millions): 8.5 0.68 4.5
Annual Population Growth (% 2005-2015): 2.9 1.3 1.4
Human Development Index Rank (worldwide): 163 131 48
Adult literacy rate (% aged 15 and older): 34.7 59.5 94.9
Fertility rate, total (births per woman): 5.9 2.9 2.3
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 89 40.1 11
GDP ($US in Billions): 4.3 1.2 20.0
GDP per capita ($US): 508 2109.3 4,627
Imports of goods & services (% of GDP): 26 43.5 54
Exports of goods & services (% of GDP): 13 64.7 48
Female Seats in Parliament (%): 8.4 12.5 38.6
Electricity consumption per capita 2004 (kw-hrs): 81 229 1,876
Traditional fuel consumption (%): 72.7 66.0 24.9
Internet users (per 1000 people): 50 39 254
Telephone mainlines (per 1000 people): 9 51 321
Cellular subscribers (per 1000 people): 89 59 254

Source: Based on UNDP Data and Fact-sheets (Human Development Report, 2006, http://hdrstats.undp.org/buildtables/#) and Statistical Yearbook 2010.