"The northern Somali oil-rich autonomous region of Maakhir declared its independence on 1 July 2007. Like neighbouring Puntland -- the stronghold of President Youssef -- it is an economically thriving region with standards of living much higher than the average for Somalia as a whole -- per capita income is $1,600 in Puntland, compared with $600 in the rest of Somalia. Remittances from overseas Somalis are also helping to rebuild the northern autonomous regions of Puntland and Maakhir. Brisk trade with Gulf Arab countries has contributed to rapid economic growth in the northern parts of the country.''
This paragraph is clearly describing Maakhir State and comparing ''it" to Puntland. Maakhir, the "disputed territory" feel under puntland not to long ago, so data collected for standard of living in PL would be similar in this region if not greater. Yes the per capita here for PL is $1,600 whose arguing over whats the Warsangeli part, but the Warsangeli part known as "Maakhir" was noted as being "The northern Somali oil-rich autonomous region".