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The West African nation of Benin has experienced one of the most stable democracies in all of Africa. Despite this and recent economic growth, Benin remains one of the poorest nations in Africa and the world.

  • Life expectancy at birth is 56.5 years
  • Under-five mortality is 118 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • The average number of years of education for adults is 3.3 years