In a time of political, social, and economic upheaval in much of the Arab world, the infographic "Politicians’ Salaries and Income Inequality" is the result of a first collaboration between Visualizing Impact (VI) and Raseef 22, a media platform aimed at engaging and informing an Arab civil society audience. The graphic visualizes the salary of a politician relative to an average citizen in six Arab countries alongside six other broadly representative countries from Europe, Africa and the Americas. Adding another layer to this, the countries are presented in order of income inequality (GINI coefficient), represented by the size of the politician's waistline.
Politician salary data for MPs, deputies or equivalent. Data aggredated from multiple sources by Raseef 22. GDP per capita data from World Bank for 2011, except Palestine for Palestinian Bureau of Statistics, 2010. GINI index income inequality data from UN for most recent year available.
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