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
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 ...
America’s Rural Poor: Pictures from a World That Many Don’t See
In These Times - 11/20/2015 12:54:24 AM
his birthplace, and drove 18,000 miles across the country and back again, stopping every 200 miles to photograph cities, towns, and rural areas, where like Santa Maria, more than 20 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. That is the point ...
Zero Carbon – Zero Poverty
Greater Kashmir - 11/29/2015 7:13:16 PM
More than 195 Countries ... the population) and 231.3 million lived in South Asia (13.5% of the population). Given the current economic model, built on GDP, it would take another 100 years to bring the world’s poorest up to the previous poverty line ...
China pledges resolute measures to root out poverty by 2020
The Global Times - 11/29/2015 1:33:50 AM
Over the past three decades some 700 million rural residents across China shook off poverty. China was the first developing country to meet the Millennium Development Goals target of reducing the population ... living below its poverty line of 2,300 ...
The Least Developed Countries Report 2015
ReliefWeb - 11/25/2015 6:49:22 PM
In a bold move, UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report ... to the $1.25-a-day poverty line – assuming that there has been no further reduction since 2011. The historical estimates are from Martin Ravallion, 2014, Are the World’s Poorest ...
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 ...
How Philippines is battling to cash in on coconut craze
CNN - 11/30/2015 7:52:02 AM
The world is having a love affair with all things coconut. As the world's second biggest producer of the fruit, the Philippines is a major source of these products consumed around the world. But an aging tree population ... live below the poverty line.
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 ...
Bangladesh aims to rein in poverty to below 14pc by 2021
Business Recorder - 11/15/2015 3:55:07 PM
About 23 percent of the population of nearly 160 million falls below the poverty line ... the World Bank upgraded Bangladesh to its category of lower middle income nations from its earlier status as a least developed country (LDCs). Hasina said her ...
Korean County Achieves Its Goal: Less Birth Control, More Babies
New York Times - 11/30/2015 2:32:54 PM
HAENAM, South Korea — Back in the 1970s and ’80s, when the South Korean government was focused on alleviating poverty ... “replacement-level fertility” level of 2.1 children, a rate that allows a society to maintain its current population without ...
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 ...
Is China a developed country?
Investopedia - 11/30/2015 6:43:27 PM
Despite having the ... remains below any accepted minimum threshold for developed country status. Other attributes indicating China is not developed include its high proportion of agriculture and low level of technological innovation. Poverty is widespread ...
Extreme Poverty to Fall Below 10% of the World’s Population in 2015
cubiclane.com - 10/3/2015 11:55:37 PM
The situation is particularly worrying in Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo where about 80% of the population lives below the poverty line, according ... and fragility in the main countries of the region. The World Bank is especially ...
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 ...