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"ASEAN Poverty Profile"

The line graph compares changes to the percentages of people living in poverty for 5 Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries from 1990 to 2010. The given metric defines poverty as an average daily income of less than US$1.25.

An overall perspective reveals that all countries achieved reductions in poverty with some countries experiencing more significant falls.

Vietnam and Indonesia were able to reduce impoverishment substantially through the illustrated period. In 1990 Vietnam registered 65% of its population as being in a state of poverty. However, by 2005, the percentage of impoverished Vietnamese decreased to around 30%. Indonesia recorded a similar trend. From 2005 to 2010 both Vietnam and Indonesia realised less substantial decreases in poverty, moving from 30% to 20%. Similarly, the Philippines reduced its poverty levels from 30% to 20%, however, this was for a longer time period from 1990 to 2010.

For Malaysia and Thailand poverty levels were comparitively small at less than 10% in 1990. These ASEAN countries were able to achieve zero poverty, as per the metric, in 2010.