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In the early years of the 21st Century

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According to a study by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2024 could be hotter than the record-shattering 2023. Another study by Al Jazeera found that in a scenario where the global population is 9.5 billion people and global temperatures rise by 2.7C (4.9F) by that time, Bahrain would have almost its whole population exposed to extreme heat.  Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Bahrain

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 9 November 2020]

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[accessed 5 January 2021]

Since 2015, the government lifted subsidies on meat, diesel, kerosene, and gasoline and has begun to phase in higher prices for electricity and water. As part of its diversification plans, Bahrain implemented a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US in August 2006, the first FTA between the US and a Gulf state. It plans to introduce a Value Added Tax (VAT) by the end of 2018

GDP - per capita (PPP): $49,000 (2017 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 1%

industry: 32%

services: 67% (2017 est.)

Unemployment rate: 3.6% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: N/A

Maternal mortality rate: 14 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 8.3 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.4 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 100% of population

Physicians density: 0.93 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 100% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Bahrain

[accessed 20 January 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 14 December 2020]

The Bahrain economy slowed down considerably after 1993, grinding to a halt in 1994.

Positive real growth returned in 1999, of 2.6%, and has improved to 3% in 2000 and 4% in 2001.

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