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
Half of India was below poverty line in 2010: ADB
Sify - 9/5/2014 8:54:28 AM
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its poverty line to $1.51 per person a day compared to $1.25 by the World Bank ... ADB's calculations implies almost half of India's population (47.7 per cent) was below the line in 2010. Both these estimates ...
Half Of India Was Below Poverty Line In 2010: ADB
Silicon India - 9/8/2014 2:10:02 AM
BANGALORE: According to Asian Development bank’s calculations, half of Indian population was Below Poverty Line in 2010. These revelations were based on its revised poverty line index to $1.51 per person per day from $1.25 set by the World Bank.
Rural poverty on the rise in Zim
Zimbabwe Independent - 9/12/2014 7:48:53 AM
the World Food Programme (WFP) has said. In an overview on Zimbabwe, the WFP said 72% of the country’s population lives below the national poverty line or less than US$1,25 a day, while some 30% of the rural poor are considered to be “food poor” or ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 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 ...
Shame of fake EU climate change "aid" to Third World
The Commentator - 9/9/2014 1:14:34 PM
With 40 percent of the population living below the poverty line, 65 percent lacking access to clean drinking water, and one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world, there are few countries more deserving of our help. Unfortunately for Benin ...
EXCLUSIVE: Kwankwaso And His Presidential Bid – By Lawal Sani Malumfashi
Osun Defender - 9/10/2014 8:41:22 AM
Half of Northern Nigeria is sitting on extensive gas reserve, from Katsina to Osun is a whole gold belt, yet the country is one of the poorest in the world in terms of living standards – half of its population is below poverty level, no quality education ...
City lays down poverty reduction plan
Sun Star - 9/15/2014 3:30:37 PM
WITH the growing population of people who are living below the poverty threshold, leaders from various sectors in Cagayan de Oro have traced the roots of the "answer" to gradually alleviate what is common among communities in the country and the world at ...
Half of Sudan’s population living below the poverty line: World Bank
Sudan Tribune - 4/30/2014 11:57:53 PM
April 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The World Bank’s (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan’s population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Government
Financial Express - 2/19/2014 11:23:23 AM
SummaryPopulation below poverty ... 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 areas has declined ...
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
The Express Tribune - 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 ...
16% of Uzbek population lives below poverty line – World Bank
Hispanic Business - 6/11/2014 9:17:43 AM
Thus, 16% of the Uzbek population lives below the poverty line, according to the World Development ... and quality of life – and ranks Uzbekistan at 114th place among 186 countries in the world. At the same time, he suggested everyone in the world ...
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 5/1/2014 2:38:21 PM
Khartoum — The World Bank's (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan's population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital Khartoum has increased by ...
'Only 26.7% below poverty line by 2015'
Zee News - 4/29/2013 11:52:18 AM
Bangkok: India on Monday said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 percent ... meet here that for a country with a population of 1.2 billion people, targeted poverty reduction was manifest ...
Poverty in the world’s richest country
Dawn - 10/2/2005 11:57:09 PM
But one would be amazed to know that even in the world’s richest country-America- the number of the ... only eight per cent of the white population was living below the poverty line as against 24 percent of the black population and 22 percent of the ...