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
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 8/8/2010 11:54:12 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 ...
Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie
Al JAZEERA - 8/21/2014 9:40:53 AM
... tell us nothing about what poverty is like in wealthier countries. A 1990 survey in Sri Lanka found that 35 percent of the population fell under the national poverty line. But the World Bank, using the IPL, reported only 4 percent in the same year.
Israel leaders in birth rate, but poverty major challenge
The Jerusalem Post - 8/21/2014 12:29:42 AM
Report on developed countries finds mothers have average of three kids, 1 in 3 children living in sub-standard conditions. While Israel has the highest birth rate in the developed world ... children – living below the poverty line, with the problem ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Government
Financial Express - 2/19/2014 11:23:23 AM
SummaryPopulation below poverty line in urban areas has declined ... case from DMK Government today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning ...
More people living below poverty line: World Bank
Reuters - 8/26/2008 9:52:14 PM
the number of people below the $1.25 a day poverty line increased to 455 million in 2005 from 420 million people in 1981. But the share of the population in poverty fell to 42 percent from 60 percent. The World Bank noted that better-off countries have ...
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 5/1/2014 2:38:21 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 ...
16% of Uzbek population lives below poverty line – World Bank
Hispanic Business - 6/11/2014 9:17:43 AM
Thus, 16% of the Uzbek population lives below the poverty line, according to the World Development ... and quality of life – and ranks Uzbekistan at 114th place among 186 countries in the world. At the same time, he suggested everyone in the world ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Centre
Firstpost - 2/19/2014 11:09:04 AM
New Delhi: The Centre today said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 12:37:32 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...
Poverty in the world’s richest country
Dawn - 10/2/2005 11:57:09 PM
But one would be amazed to know that even in the world’s richest country-America- the number of the ... only eight per cent of the white population was living below the poverty line as against 24 percent of the black population and 22 percent of the ...
World Bank Aims To Eliminate Extreme Poverty By 2030
The Huffington Post - 4/2/2013 6:15:05 PM
To reach that goal, Kim said the world need to reduce the number of people living below the poverty ... developing country. The 3 percent level is a new target for the World Bank, which estimated in 2010 that 21 percent of the global population, or 1.2 ...
Half of Sudan’s population living below the poverty line: World Bank
Sudan Tribune - 4/30/2014 11:57:53 PM
April 30, 2014 (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 ...
Population and poverty
Business Recorder - 6/24/2014 10:52:39 PM
Population, poverty and economic development are closely inter-linked and inter-related. Rapid population growth tends to reduce per capita income and human well-being which in turn leads to increased level ... almost all countries of the world, Pakistan ...
'Only 26.7% below poverty line by 2015'
Zee News - 4/29/2013 11:52:18 AM
Bangkok: India on Monday said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 percent ... meet here that for a country with a population of 1.2 billion people, targeted poverty reduction was manifest ...