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
Residents in Toledo’s suburbs slump further below poverty line
Toledo Blade - 5/20/2013 3:56:25 AM
Nearly one of every three Bowling Green residents lived below the poverty line during that 2008-2010 time frame, up from 25.3 percent of Bowling Green’s population in 2000. Dan Rogers, Cherry Street Mission Ministries president and chief ...
Israel has highest poverty rate in the developed world, OECD report shows
Haaretz - 5/15/2013 6:21:21 PM
Israel is the most impoverished of the 34 economically developed countries, with a poverty rate of 20.9%, according to a report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Wednesday. Israel's poor population has grown more than ...
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
We have not finished the job. Now is the time to do it. Last September at the United Nations General Assembly, I announced that the World Bank Group would work with donors to create a funding mechanism to scale up support for MDGs 4 and 5.
Women below poverty line live under the radar
The Canberra Times - 5/22/2013 7:07:19 AM
Just over 40 per cent of the homeless population is female ... of a rarity in the hustle-bustle world of commercialism and skin-deep values where many Sydney women dwell. The issue of poverty among women is not just confined to the inner-suburbs of ...
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 ...
IMF’s Lagarde: ‘Stability And Growth For Poverty Reduction’ – Speech
Eurasia Review - 5/15/2013 9:05:59 PM
“Ending poverty ... developing countries are leading the pack. After Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa is currently the second-fastest growing region. However, we cannot pat ourselves on the back just yet. There are still 1.3 billion people living under $1.25 ...
World Bank Group : Poverty Rate Came Down to 27.4 Percent in 2012
4-traders - 5/21/2013 6:32:43 AM
Under this framework, we are jointly announcing poverty estimates that are benchmarked against one base year, which provides an opportunity to assess changes in people's livelihood ... a contribution to evaluate the country's development plan and ...
U.S. suburban poverty growing, but trend mixed in Miami-Dade, Broward
The Miami Herald - 5/20/2013 4:13:43 PM
Unincorporated Miami-Dade, home to some 1.2 million people, saw no significant increase in poverty, figures from the study show. A handful of towns and cities, including Miami Lakes and Hialeah, saw relatively small numerical increases in the ...
UN chief calls for momentum to achieve anti-poverty goals
unmultimedia.org - 5/21/2013 1:46:23 AM
There are still ten countries in the world where not single women ... He said more than half of the population is below the national poverty line, over 40 per cent of children are stunted or undernourished, half of all women cannot read, HIV ...
Nigeria: Poverty Threshold in Nigeria - Myth or Reality?
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 9:59:05 AM
NOI Polls Limited, Nigeria's leading opinion polling and research organisation, recently released a report, which focused on an age-long myth on the country's threshold of poverty ... and dinner (39 per cent). Breaking it Down Taking a look at the figures ...
Column: Five days below the poverty line
GlobalPost - 5/11/2013 12:46:40 AM
Under the "Live Below The Line" campaign sponsored by the Global ... and will donate about $125 to a hunger charity. The Global Poverty Project, which runs this challenge, aims to educate people about poverty and advocates for changes to help end extreme ...
World Bank outlines steps to end extreme poverty by 2030
India Infoline Ltd - 5/17/2013 12:13:54 PM
What will it take to end extreme poverty by 2030? Part of the answer revolves around ... In Burundi, Myanmar and Nepal, the World Bank Group plans to boost employment and private sector development by bringing together the full range of services of three ...
Five days below the poverty line
Rediff - 5/9/2013 12:56:12 AM
Under the 'Live Below The Line' campaign sponsored by the Global ... and will donate about $125 to a hunger charity. The Global Poverty Project, which runs this challenge, aims to educate people about poverty and advocates for changes to help end extreme ...
Guest commentary: Living below the line
Daily Camera - 5/12/2013 6:43:24 AM
Recently, there has been a trend in Hollywood to attempt to live on $1.50 a day for one week in the spirit of bringing awareness to the problem of poverty in this country ... For people living below the poverty line the suffering is perpetual.