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
Poverty’s long farewell
The Economist online - 2/28/2015 12:46:33 AM
In 1990, 36% of the world’s population ... that “frictional poverty” will persist for many years: economic volatility and political trouble will, from time to time, knock citizens of poor countries back below the poverty line. Yet even with this ...
Greece sets out its first anti-poverty measures
Euronews - 3/3/2015 4:32:04 AM
Greece’s leftist government is to announce its first measures to help those on or below the poverty line. They are to be approved by ... a total of 35.7 percent of Greece’s population are at risk of poverty and social exclusion. However while Greece ...
The doomed marriage of education and poverty
Jamaica Observer - 3/4/2015 9:24:22 AM
Poverty is a chronic and crippling condition that affects the mind, body and spirit of human beings. Poverty is a universal social condition which affects a significant number of the world's population ... live below the poverty line.
One chart showing all the world's countries ranked by how big and rich they are
The Business Insider - 2/25/2015 8:49:43 AM
It is also clear from the chart just how massive India and China are, making up nearly half of the proportion of the countries below the "world average" line in terms of population. Most of the world, about 70%, sits below the global average level ...
Swaziland's King Mswati III pledges to stamp out HIV/Aids by 2022
Daily Telegraph - 3/4/2015 8:44:24 PM
At present, Swaziland is ranked among the poorest countries in the world, with 63 per cent of its inhabitants living below the poverty line of less than US$1.25 ... The majority of the infected population receives antiretroviral treatment but the funding ...
Invention Of The Week? New Cell Phone App Brings Internet To Developing Countries
Inventor Spot - 3/5/2015 4:51:10 AM
Called Internet.org, the app – innovative and cutting-edge on every level ... world’s population lives in areas that have cellular coverage, but surprisingly only about 30 per cent of the total population has actual access to the internet. In some ...
4 things you probably know about poverty that Bill and Melinda Gates don't
Axis of Logic - 3/2/2015 3:10:20 PM
Now 44% of Greeks live below ... countries and poor countries continue to diverge. Or that the richest 1% have managed to accumulate more wealth than the rest of the world’s population combined. By leaving this history out of their grand story of poverty ...
Top 10 Countries That Save The Most
Investopedia - 2/23/2015 11:54:02 PM
The country has large reserves of natural gas (world ranking: second ... of $17,943 and approximately six percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Gabon, an African country, has traditionally been an oil-dependent economy.
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count Analysis 2014, the situation is even more precarious. It puts the country’s population living below the poverty line at 60.19pc, of which 21.4pc fall under the category of ‘extreme poverty,’ with ...
Nigeria Makes List Of 20 Fastest Growing Economies
Leadership - 3/5/2015 3:39:35 AM
A new report released by Bloomberg, a New York-based financial newswire service, has named Nigeria, the Philippines, China, Kenya, Indonesia and India as countries ... poverty remain stubbornly high with over 40 per cent of Kenyans living below the poverty ...
LIBERIA: One million school children live in poverty
theliberiandialogue.org - 3/3/2015 12:43:00 AM
For instance, the richest 12% of Liberia’spopulation earns half of the country ... population and 55% of its urban population live on less than US$1 a day, while 56% of the rural population, and 29% of the urban population fall below the extreme poverty ...
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children
WHO - 3/5/2015 1:52:13 AM
These population-based ecological studies were conducted during a period when sugars availability dropped dramatically from 15kg per person per year before the Second World ... Countries can translate the recommendations into food-based dietary guidelines ...
In Shadow of Silicon Valley’s Wealth and Prosperity, Poverty Takes Its Toll on Young Children
gospelherald.com - 3/4/2015 8:22:56 PM
"This country ... has the developed world's second highest rate of child poverty," Sutter wrote, citing statistics from UNICEF. "Only Romania is worse." Despite the fact that one in five kids in the U.S. lived below the poverty line, Sutter contended ...
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 4/29/2014 11:59:04 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 ...
Haiti, the world’s poorest country, 77 per cent live below poverty line
nycaribnews.com - 9/25/2012 12:33:43 PM
Haiti, a country ... live below the poverty, a slight decline from 15.1 per cent last year. Today, more than 46 million people out of a population of 308 million live in poverty in America. In addition to Haiti, those states on the list of the world ...