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
An additional 30,000-40,000 children will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple," professo Shlomo Mor-Yosef explained. Take a look at the ten OECD countries with the largest income ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/13/2013 3:46:14 PM
The decline of extreme poverty — defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.25 a day, which is derived from the average poverty line in the world’s poorest countries ... increase in people living under, say, $6 a day,” Shaefer ...
These three charts show how the world could end extreme poverty by 2030
Washington Post - 5/9/2013 10:03:13 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said the world can end extreme poverty in 17 years. But do the numbers add up? Laurence Chandy argues there is a good chance they do in a new Brookings Institution study. In an e-mail he notes that a larg ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/17/2013 5:54:31 AM
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
It is a great pleasure to be here with this distinguished audience, and to host the Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting at the IMF. Let me thank Bill Frenzel and Richard Debs for their welcome. “Ending poverty in a generation” is the theme of this ...
UN anti-poverty agency chases cash rather than results, study finds
FOX News - 5/15/2013 11:00:31 PM
The $5.7 billion United Nations Development Program, the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, is poor at producing lasting results, sets unrealistic or unfocused priorities and often seems more interested in getting funding than in setting ...
Five Days Below the Poverty Line
Yahoo! Finance - 5/7/2013 7:13:47 PM
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 ...
Nigeria: Poverty Threshold in Nigeria - Myth or Reality?
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 9:59:05 AM
NOI Polls Limited, Nigeria's leading opinion polling and research organisation, recently released a report, which focused on an age-long myth on the country's threshold of poverty, against the global standard of $1per day. Abimbola Akosile examines the ...
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.
Employment Fund targets people living in poverty
Himalayan Times - 5/16/2013 8:14:42 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 ...
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 ...
RIVERSIDE: Global poverty is speech topic
Riverside Press Enterprise - 5/10/2013 5:30:01 PM
He will explore the reasons for the persistence of global poverty in ... world — 3 billion people — still lives on less than $2.50 a day. Between a quarter and a third of children under the age of 5 in developing countries are estimated ...
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 Poverty Project, an Australian charity ... You can count the cost of water, which in a third-world country can be difficult to transport. You can count the cost of electricity or gas for ...
Poverty Threshold in Nigeria: Myth or Reality?
THISDAY Live - 5/16/2013 12:04:57 AM
NOI Polls Limited, Nigeria’s leading opinion polling and research organisation, recently released a report, which focused on an age-long myth on the country’s threshold of poverty, against the global standard of $1per day. Abimbola Akosile examines the ...