| Rafael Correa |
|Born||Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Guayaquil, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|Children|| • Sofía Anne Dominique|
• Rafael Miguel
|Spouse||Anne Malherbe Gosselin|
The leader of the PAIS Alliance democratic socialist movement, Rafael Correa's administration focused on reducing poverty and ineguality. Between 2006 and 2016, poverty decreased from 36.7% to 22.5% and annual per capita GDP growth was 1.5 percent (as compared to 0.6 percent over the previous two decades). At the same time, inequalities – as measured by the Gini index – decreased from 0.55 to 0.47.
|Document:The Unrelenting State||blog post||31 May 2019||Craig Murray|