Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population below poverty line map
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
tribune.com.pk - 6/14/2013 11:43:41 PM
Laghari said that the contribution of OIC member states to world GDP was only eight per cent while 40 per cent of the population of these countries lived below poverty level. He said only a paltry sum of 0.81 per cent of GDP is spent on research and ...
Global poverty down, Philippine poverty remains high
Global Nation - 6/10/2013 7:30:44 PM
That the poverty situation in the Philippines has not improved has been the cause of much concern lately. According to the National Statistics Coordination Board, 27.9 percent of the population currently lives below ... countries, Lin, the World Bank ...
Poverty rose by 900,000 in coalition's first year
The Guardian - 6/12/2013 11:53:13 PM
But using average disposable income from 2010-11 to calculate the level of relative poverty, the numbers were higher at 6.1 million working-age adults (up one point to 17%) and 2.1 million pensioners (unchanged at 18%). The DWP said the number ...
ENDING POVERTY—PART I: LYING WITH STATISTICS
Ottawa Citizen - 6/17/2013 5:06:25 PM
In its 1980 World Development Report (WDR)—still available on line—the World Bank said that “The number of people living in absolute poverty in developing countries (excluding ... is a positive light hidden under the bushels of bull.
World Bank indicts Jonathan’s government, says massive poverty, unemployment killing Nigerians
premiumtimesng.com - 6/11/2013 11:54:24 PM
“While the officially reported growth rates of GDP well exceed population growth in the country ... the number of poor Nigerians living below the poverty line has grown measurably,” the report stated. The World Bank said the first Nigeria Economic ...
New Oxfam plan to tackle global poverty based on “people power”
Oxfand - 6/17/2013 9:13:58 AM
Under ... of people to shape their own future free from poverty. The plan, released today by the Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, sets priorities and guides Oxfam’s work across more than 94 countries, delivered ...
India Population to Pass China, but GDP Another Matter
24/7 Wall St. - 6/14/2013 9:46:10 AM
The news may be bad for India, because of its huge pool of people below the poverty line and an economy ... The UN report on world population says: The new projections include some notable findings at the country level. For example, the ...
African youth to form quarter of world population by 2025, says Zuma
premiumtimesng.com - 6/18/2013 1:30:29 PM
“By all estimates, our continent is a continent of young people, and it is getting younger,’’ she said. Ms. Zuma noted that by 2040, half of the world’s youth population would be Africans with women and girls being a majority. She said that Africa ...
Israel has More Poverty than Any Developed Country
TheRealNews.com - 6/11/2013 11:54:24 PM
The poverty ... world, but even counting Israel as a developed country is misleading, because it ignores the fact that a third of the population in the area controlled by Israel are not Israeli citizens, and their average standard of living falls far below ...
World Bank, U.N. join hands in conflict zones but face hurdles
Reuters - 6/15/2013 5:05:48 AM
(Reuters) - When the heads of the World Bank and the United Nations flew into the violence-wracked African city of Goma on a cloudy day last month, it was the first time the giants of international development had joined forces in the struggle ...
Oxfam Strategizes to Deal with Global Poverty
Spy Ghana - 6/18/2013 5:12:23 PM
Great strides ... of Oxfam America. “Our programs aim at empowering people to confront adversities, be they natural or otherwise.” Oxfam has released the plan along with a short video – produced by London-based production company blueprintTV ...
Nigeria: Presidency Reacts to Premium Times' Story, but Ignores World Bank's Report
AllAfrica - 6/11/2013 11:54:24 PM
"Our attention has been drawn to a headline in an online news media, Premium Times ... The World Bank in its 'Nigeria Economic Report' May, 2013, described a worsening unemployment and poverty situation in Nigeria despite official GDP growth and other ...
Patterson: U.S. welfare doesn’t lift people from poverty, it reinforces it
NBC News - 6/17/2013 3:47:41 PM
Does our current welfare system really lift people out of poverty ... If this amount was divided equally and given directly to all families below the federal poverty line, that would have provided each family with an annual income of $61,000, which ...
India to be world's most populous country by 2028: UN
punjabnewsline.com - 6/14/2013 10:07:38 AM
"Although population growth has slowed for the world as a whole, this report reminds us that some developing countries, especially in Africa, are still growing rapidly," said Wu Hongbo, the UN Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs.