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
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/12/2013 11:54:11 PM
“For EITC, we’re spending $55 billion, whereas the government never spent more than $20 billion on TANF. It’s not right to say that we’ve retrenched our aid to the poor,” Schaefer said. “What’s true is that we’ve shifted a lot of ...
These three charts show how the world could end extreme poverty by 2030
Washington Post - 5/9/2013 10:03:13 PM
In an e-mail he notes that a large group of people — the statistical mode – are currently hovering near the $1.25-a-day poverty line. “It is a dismal ... this all means for people, the graph below shows the range of outcomes the ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Poverty is one of the most pressing problems around the world. 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 ...
IMF’s Lagarde: ‘Stability And Growth For Poverty Reduction’ – Speech
Eurasia Review - 5/15/2013 9:05:59 PM
Moreover, in the three-speed global recovery now underway, the 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 ...
UN anti-poverty agency chases cash rather than results, study finds
FOX News - 5/15/2013 11:00:31 PM
Once implementation starts ... In other words, “where it can really make a difference rather than focusing on resource mobilization,” otherwise known as chasing cash. Whether UNDP will heed that advice is hard to tell.
Nigeria: Poverty Threshold in Nigeria - Myth or Reality?
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 9:59:05 AM
It is not whether there is poverty in Nigeria or not. And it is not whether majority of the country's 160 million citizens are poor or not. Enough statistics have shown that already. The question here is how relative poverty is among the citizens ...
Guest commentary: Living below the line
Daily Camera - 5/13/2013 7:18:00 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.
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 ...
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 ... It was like trying to solve a puzzle, and if we got it right, we could make a charitable donation. My wife agreed to do it, with a few stipulations. Neither of us wanted to include ...
Would tax on arms exports and protectionism help poor countries?
The Guardian - 5/15/2013 9:45:57 AM
As for tax avoidance, a priority for Cameron at next month's summit of the G8 group of rich countries, Pogge says multinational corporations should pay an alternative minimum tax into the fund equal to the amount by which all national taxes they ...
“Stability and Growth for Poverty Reduction”
International Monetary Fund - 5/15/2013 2:03:39 PM
Your efforts to promote understanding of our mandate and your strategic guidance have helped us adapt to new realities. I want to express my profound appreciation for your support. Back to poverty: we should first acknowledge that the world has seen major ...
IMF - International Monetary Fund : "Stability and Growth for Poverty Reduction" By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
4-traders - 5/15/2013 2:46:36 PM
Jim's intellectual leadership transformed the World Bank and he helped put tough issues like corruption and debt relief on the global agenda ... This has not gone unnoticed: the Arab Spring and "Occupy movement", though very different, were motivated ...
Employment Fund targets people living in poverty
Himalayan Times - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
KATHMANDU: The Employment Fund — a multi-donor employment initiative — has launched two new programmes targeting people living under extreme poverty and seeking ... at training 2,000 youths across the country. The fund has decided to launch ...