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
Latest Bangladesh Poverty Maps Launched By BBS, World Bank And WFP
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 8/27/2014 9:26:36 AM
The maps were developed in a joint exercise by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the World Bank and the United Nations ... Survey and the 2011 Census. Links to Population Below The Lower Poverty Line Map and Population Below The Upper Poverty ...
Economist agrees with World Bank report on Nigeria’s poverty reduction level
Vanguard - 8/31/2014 4:09:53 PM
Oyinlola Olaniyi of the Economics Department, University of Abuja, says the recent World Bank report that Nigeria’s poverty level ... estimated population of N170 million, more than half of which live in the North East or North West of the country.
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 ...
The US is now a 'Third-World' country
Press TV - 9/1/2014 1:38:23 PM
Tellingly, the World Bank does not release official estimates for the United States for this metric because it is meant to capture poverty based on “the standards of the poorest countries.” … Living below this ... poverty line for a family of three ...
Survey: Only 13% of international migrants live below poverty line
Dhaka Tribune - 8/31/2014 7:30:19 PM
According to the survey, only 13% of the international migrants live below the poverty line whereas 40% of non-migrants live below the poverty line in the country. As per national ... Speaking as the guest of honour, World Bank's lead Economist Zahid ...
Ghana Reaches 2015 Poverty Millennium Development Goal
AFKinside - 8/27/2014 12:47:02 PM
The people below the poverty line ... country’s National Accounts. Ghana Living Standard Survey 6 report also revealed unemployment rate in Ghana is only at 5.2 percent. The report considers persons aged 15 years and above as the active working ...
BusinessMirror. - 9/1/2014 12:12:29 PM
He says the massively funded program hasn’t really reduced poverty in the country ... the population is said to be barely subsisting below the poverty line. The poverty line is the family-income threshold established for international use by the World ...
Nine steps to cut poverty and inequality in Pacific Island Countries
United Nations Development Program - 8/28/2014 9:14:05 PM
New York-- A new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries ... are now living below their national basic-needs poverty line; and also have limited ...
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India
Global Research - 8/28/2014 12:38:42 PM
These countries have a total population of 5.4 billion people, some 78% of the world’s population. The MPI assesses poverty at the individual level. If someone is deprived ... figures for Indian children are below 50 per cent in all case and as low ...
U.S. $2 a Day Poverty in a Global Context: Five Questions Answered
Brookings - 8/26/2014 8:59:10 AM
The $2 threshold has traditionally been used to measure poverty in the developing world and is far below the official U.S. poverty ... incorporates the populations of rich countries. For now, the entire population of these countries is assumed to not ...
24% of Kalamazoo County households live above poverty line but below cost-of-living levels
MLive - 8/31/2014 6:08:35 AM
KALAMAZOO, MI — They have often been called the working poor -- people who live above the poverty line but below basic cost-of-living levels ... organizations like United Way and the nonprofit world to help support their employees.
Poverty – A State of Mind or Expense of Rs.32 Per Day
The Indian Republic - 9/1/2014 10:17:57 AM
The outcome surprisingly is nearly equal to Global Poverty Line $1.25 per day per person set by World Bank on PPP basis ... provided by the people – especially in a country where less than 3% of the population file Income Tax returns.
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 ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 12:37:32 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 ...