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
Islamic Microfinance can eradicate poverty in Muslim world
Pakistan Observer - 3/12/2014 2:58:52 AM
He mentioned the various causes of rapidly increasing poverty in the Muslim world i.e. lack of education, lack of employment political instability and so on. But on the other hand, the main hitch is unavailability of the proper financial products ...
Kaski‚ country's richest district
Himalayan Times - 3/9/2014 11:37:49 AM
POKHARA: Kaski, popularly known as the city of lahures, has been recorded as the richest district across the country. According to ... with only four per cent population below the poverty line. As per recent data, the population of the district ...
Can football change the world in its fight against poverty?
CNN - 3/4/2014 11:53:54 PM
A band of heroes unite to change the lives of those in need, to feed the starving and house the homeless. This is the rationale behind a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) initiative which it hopes will help halve world poverty by 2015.
Poverty in Muslim World is rapidly Increasing: Zubair Mughal - Press Release issued by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics
Hispanic Business - 3/11/2014 3:17:21 PM
Half of global poverty reside in Muslim world while the Muslim ... financial products which are in line with the Muslim's religious values and social norms. Micro financing is not utilized by Muslim population due to interest and thus is ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Centre
Firstpost - 2/19/2014 11:01:54 AM
New Delhi: The Centre today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban ...
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 ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
jagranjosh.com - 8/8/2010 11:54:12 PM
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 ...
World Bank chief calls for ending extreme poverty by 2030
Reuters - 4/2/2013 4:13:23 PM
To reach that goal, Kim said the world need to reduce the number of people living below the poverty ... country. The 3 percent level is a new target for the World Bank, which estimated in 2010 that 21 percent of the global population, or 1.2 ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Government
Financial Express - 2/19/2014 11:23:23 AM
SummaryPopulation below poverty line in urban areas has declined ... case from DMK Government today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning ...
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 ...
Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th)
Washington Post - 4/14/2013 11:58:45 PM
The United States ranks 34th of the 35 countries ... other indices and are thus not included in the final rankings): To be clear, this data only reflects developed countries; it tells us nothing about how children in the United States or Europe compare ...