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
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:22:52 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development ... A comparison of regional countries showed that the poverty rate in Sri Lanka and Nepal was significantly less than Pakistan with 23.9 ...
Residents in Toledo’s suburbs slump further below poverty line
Toledo Blade - 5/20/2013 3:56:25 AM
America’s face of poverty continues to change: Nearly two-thirds more suburban residents now live below the poverty line than the number who ... the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country,” co-author Elizabeth Kneebone ...
Israel has highest poverty rate in the developed world, OECD report shows
Haaretz - 5/15/2013 6:21:21 PM
Israel's poor population has grown more than in any other OECD nation, making it the country with the highest rate of poverty ... will increase the number of families living below the poverty line. An additional 30-40,000 children will be under the ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 4:50:40 PM
The decline of extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 a day, which is derived from the average poverty line in the world’s poorest countries ... increase in people living under, say, $6 a day,” Shaefer ...
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at World Health Assembly: Poverty, Health and the Human Future
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 6:42:52 PM
First, let’s make sure that no family, anywhere in the world, is forced into poverty because of health care expenses. By current best estimates, worldwide, out-of-pocket health spending forces 100 million people into extreme poverty every year ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/20/2013 2:47:50 PM
According to statistics from the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.[i] With so many people struggling for basic subsistence, it is hard for those affected to get out of ...
Elimination of Tax Evasion said to be Panacea for World’s Poverty
Int'l Business Times - 5/23/2013 12:39:35 AM
A revelation released by Oxfam showed that the elimination of almost omnipresent tax evasion, which is these days one of the hottest topics, would lead to the end of world's poverty. According to the findings issued by the international ...
IMF’s Lagarde: ‘Stability And Growth For Poverty Reduction’ – Speech
Eurasia Review - 5/15/2013 9:05:59 PM
As you know, the Millennium Development Goal to “halve the proportion of the world population” living in extreme poverty by 2015 was met five years early. Moreover, in the three-speed global recovery now underway, the developing countries are leading ...
World Bank Group : Poverty Rate Came Down to 27.4 Percent in 2012
4-traders - 5/21/2013 6:32:43 AM
It merged the HIES and the Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) in July, 2007 under ... World Bank towards strengthening the capacity of the statistical staff, improving the methodology used to estimate living standards and poverty of the population ...
U.S. suburban poverty growing, but trend mixed in Miami-Dade, Broward
The Miami Herald - 5/20/2013 4:13:43 PM
Across the country ... poverty rates in numerous towns and cities across the region already significantly exceed the U.S. poverty rate of 15 percent. The study looked at two measures: the increase in population below the federal poverty line ...
UN chief calls for momentum to achieve anti-poverty goals
unmultimedia.org - 5/21/2013 1:46:23 AM
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for momentum to achieve the Millennium Development Goals agreed by world leaders in 2000 ... He said more than half of the population is below the national poverty line, over 40 per cent of ...
Nigeria: Poverty Threshold in Nigeria - Myth or Reality?
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 9:59:05 AM
According to analysts, the dollar-a-day threshold was a common international poverty line developed by economists in the late 1980s. A group of economists at the World Bank in Washington DC noticed that a number of developing countries drew their poverty ...
World Bank outlines steps to end extreme poverty by 2030
India Infoline Ltd - 5/17/2013 12:13:54 PM
More than 1.5 billion people ... poverty rate is typically high and economic growth low. They seriously lag the rest of the world in progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, and are in danger of being left further behind as other developing ...
WB tells govt to identify areas with poor people
IPP Media - 5/20/2013 5:36:38 AM
The World Bank has advised the government to prepare new statistics of people living below poverty line so ... and are aimed at supporting poor communities in the country living below the poverty line to have access to health and education services.
Guest commentary: Living below the line
Daily Camera - 5/12/2013 6:43:24 AM
When I first came to realize that I lived in poverty I was sitting in ... to the problem of poverty in this country and around the world. I really want to stand up and cheer for the Live Below the Line campaign for coming up with this stunt ...