|This page provides you with some
important factual information on Haiti. It has been organized in a chart allowing you to compare the data with that of Canada.
You will also find an explanation of what each item means.
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Sources: CIDA Facts at a Glance, Haiti UN Human Development Report, 2005 and The World Guide, 2004 CIA World Fact book.
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Ecological footprint: A measure of how much productive land and water the country requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb all the waste it generates. The ecological footprint is measured in " global hectares ", or units that correspond to one hectare of biologically productive space with world average productivity.
Agricultural Products: This entry is an ordered listing of major crops and products starting with the most important.
Export Commodities: This entry provides a rank ordering of exported products starting with the most important
Gross National Income per Capita: Formerly gross national product or GNP. (GNI) is made up of GDP plus the net income earned from investments abroad (minus similar payments made to non-residents who contribute to the domestic economy).
External Debt: This entry gives the total public and private debt owed to nonresidents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services.
Aid dollars received: This entry refers to the net inflow of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to recipient countries.
Life Expectancy at birth: This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital.
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