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, 2014See also: Population below poverty line map
More than 80% of Syrians live below the poverty line: UN
Daily News and Analysis - 4/30/2016 5:52:02 PM
The number of Syrians living below the poverty line has almost tripled after five ... of doctors and pharmacists has forced many to flee the country, at a higher rate than that of the average population. "As a result, the number of persons per doctor ...
UN: More than 80% of Syrians live below the poverty line
freemalaysiatoday.com - 4/30/2016 10:38:21 PM
BEIRUT: The number of Syrians living below the poverty line has almost tripled after five ... doctors and pharmacists has forced many to flee the country, at a higher rate than that of the average population. “As a result, the number of persons per ...
The Epicenter Of Global Poverty – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 4/27/2016 5:52:36 AM
All countries ... poverty are harmful economic systems, conflict, environmental causes such as drought and climate change, and population growth. The invisible causes of difficulty in decline level of poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 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 ...
Hidden poverty growing under Abe, particularly among young and single mothers
Japan Times - 4/26/2016 7:48:19 AM
Abe’s political foes are expected to pounce on poverty ... countries Japan is the most poverty-stricken. The relative poverty rate refers to the ratio of people living below the poverty line, or half the median income of the total population.
World Bank: 'extreme poverty' to fall below 10% of world population for first time
The Guardian - 10/5/2015 1:34:38 AM
It projects 702 million people or 9.6% of the world’s population ... below $1.25 a day, but the World Bank’s adjustment now sets the poverty line at $1.90 a day. The Bank said the change reflects new data on differences in the cost of living across ...
Two-child norm: Fight poverty, not population growth
The Times of India Blogs - 4/21/2016 2:20:48 PM
Union Minister Giriraj Singh is back with a bang, this time urging his government to enforce a two-child norm for all religions in the country ... have a considerably higher population of people living below the poverty line. This effectively debunks ...
World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time; Major Hurdles Remain in Goal to End Poverty by 2030
The World Bank - 10/4/2015 7:08:06 PM
Using this new line (as well as new country-level data on living standards), the World Bank projects that global poverty will have fallen from 902 million people or 12.8 per cent of the global population in 2012 to 702 million people, or 9.6 per cent of ...
Switzerland still one of the top countries to live
Expatica - 4/25/2016 11:55:52 PM
Despite being one of the most expensive countries to live in, Switzerland is still one of the top countries in which to live. Switzerland is one of the world’s most expensive ... of people living on or below the poverty line in Switzerland has been ...
Global Poverty To Fall Below 10 Percent By End Of 2015 For First Time, World Bank Says
International Business Times - 10/4/2015 5:06:24 PM
Less than 10 percent of the world’s population will be living ... has the highest remaining instance of extreme poverty, with some 35 percent of its population expected to be living below the poverty line by the end of 2015. Projections suggest about ...
BISP’s E-Commerce programme to help overcome poverty: Marvi
Business Recorder - 4/22/2016 8:17:31 PM
He said poverty is increasing in the country currently 30 percent people are living below poverty line ... One to two percent population own half of world's wealth. Chief Executive Officer National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) Dr Rashid Bajwa said ...
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 ...
'Narendra Modi working towards poverty elimination'
thestatesman.com - 4/24/2016 6:03:19 AM
Matt Danzico, main man of BBC World News Pop Up, talks on issues ranging from ... "At the time of Independence, around 70 per cent population was below poverty line. In the last so many years after Independence, we were able to bring it down to roughly ...
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 ...
Extreme Poverty to Fall Below 10% of the World’s Population in 2015
cubiclane.com - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
The World ... of the population lives below the poverty line, according to the report. The institution also recognizes that it does not have reliable data on poverty in the Middle East and North Africa due to conflict and fragility in the main countries ...