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
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
tribune.com.pk - 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 ...
'Shocking' half of First Nations kids living in poverty, new study finds
Yahoo! - 6/19/2013 7:41:32 PM
TORONTO - Half of Canada's First Nations children are living in poverty, triple the national average, according to a new analysis of census statistics that pegs the cost of easing the ... the rate is about 27 per cent. The overall rate for children who ...
Africa: Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report
AllAfrica - 6/19/2013 2:48:02 PM
Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa....shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking....degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting ...
‘Without women poverty alleviation not possible’
dhakatribune.com - 6/19/2013 4:03:48 AM
The speakers made the remarks at the second day of a conference titled “Joining forces to overcome violence against women,” which was jointly organised by World Bank ... that a billion people are living below the poverty line.
Israel has More Poverty than Any Developed Country
truth-out.org - 6/12/2013 6:45:24 PM
The poverty ... world, but even counting Israel as a developed country is misleading, because it ignores the fact that a third of the population in the area controlled by Israel are not Israeli citizens, and their average standard of living falls far below ...
Strategies needed to reduce poverty, grow economy
Portland Tribune - 6/20/2013 12:06:23 AM
In Washington County alone, more than 10 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. And, according to Michael Burnham of Portland State University, Washington and Multnomah County hold over 30 percent of Oregon’s families and individuals ...
Half of First Nations kids living in poverty, new study finds
Toronto Star - 6/19/2013 3:06:32 AM
Half of Canada’s First Nations children are living in poverty, triple the national average, according to a new analysis of census statistics that pegs the cost of easing the problem at $580-million a year. The study by the left-leaning ...
Poverty rose by 900,000 in coalition's first year
The Guardian - 6/12/2013 11:53:13 PM
Charities pointed out that the entire increase in children counted as in poverty in 2011-12 came from working households. Children living below the poverty line were ... richest country on the planet, we've seen the number of people living ...
Africa Must First Tackle Poverty, Says Ex-Malawi President
Voice of America - 6/19/2013 5:47:00 PM
Malawi’s former president says democracy and independence alone are not the ultimate answer to addressing the growing poverty levels in Africa. But Bakili Muluzi also says the democratic strides Malawi has achieved will remain meaningless if citizens ...
Sustainable development in an increasingly warming world
Jakarta Post - 6/19/2013 1:54:57 AM
and the ongoing global economic slowdown are believed to be indicators that human demand for natural resources and environmental services has exceeded our earth’s carrying capacity. Moreover, despite the gains from the world’s economic ...
Africa: New Oxfam Plan to Tackle Global Poverty Based On "People Power"
AllAfrica - 6/16/2013 11:55:38 PM
Under the ... empowerment of people to shape their own future free from poverty. The plan, released today by the Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, sets priorities and guides Oxfam's work across more than 94 countries, delivered ...
Global warming may keep millions "trapped in poverty": World Bank
人民网 - 6/19/2013 12:46:21 PM
A report released by the World Bank on Wednesday looked at the likely impacts of global warming on agricultural production ... while rising temperatures could cause major loss of savanna grasslands threatening pastoral livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa ...
Why Brazilians Are Angry Over World Cup Spending
ABC News - 6/19/2013 8:45:57 PM
There are many reasons why people have taken to the streets to protest in Brazil. And one of the main sources of discontent has been the billions of dollars spent on World Cup infrastructure in a country where poverty is still prevalent.
India Population to Pass China, but GDP Another Matter
24/7 Wall St. - 6/14/2013 9:46:10 AM
A great deal was made of the fact that the population of India will surpass that of China relatively soon, according to a revised version of the UN “World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision.” The news may be bad for India, because of ...
World Bank, U.N. join hands in conflict zones but face hurdles
Reuters - 6/15/2013 5:05:48 AM
(Reuters) - When the heads of the World Bank ... repeatedly displaced people and hampered programs, could prove to be a particularly tough test case. More than 70 percent of its 67 million people live below the poverty line, despite billions ...