GNI Per Capita & Income Thresholds

Friday January 22 2016

By Mashine Milimo

According to World Bank, Kenya is the only country in EAC with an upper middle gross national income (GNI) per capita of $1,245, by 2014 followed by Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda with GNI per capita of $1,045, $660 and $650 respectively. At last place in the region is Burundi with $270.

The World Bank has used a specific measure of economic development - GNI per capita - for the purpose of ranking and classifying countries for over 50 years.

It probably comes as no surprise that today Kenya is on top while Burundi is still at the bottom while Tanzania and Uganda are creeping to the upper in middle position.