Outcomes in IDA countries are improving, but progress varies by indicator and is uneven across countries. On average, real GDP per capita of IDA countries rose by 4.6 percent annually in the period 2006-09. Poverty headcount ratio at $1.25 a day (2005 PPP) was 42 percent in 2005, down from 51 percent in 1990. Indicators for financial management and investment climate also show positive changes in the recent period. For example, regulatory obstacles to starting a new business have fallen between 2006 and 2009. To see all, click here.