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
Sub-Saharan Africa lags on poverty eradication
IPP Media - 2/10/2016 6:19:29 AM
Due to economic growth, the proportion of Tanzania’s population living below the poverty line dropped to 33.3 per cent ... per cent a year since 2001. Yet, the country remains one of the poorest in the world. Few Tanzanians are able to access basic ...
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 ...
What is the true picture of poverty in our country?
Asian Journal - 2/10/2016 7:09:36 AM
This begs the question: If only one-fourth of our population lives in poverty, does that mean that three-fourths do not? Noted economist and former Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno had something to say about that in a piece he wrote in Business World in ...
Could China's downturn threaten efforts to eradicate poverty?
World Economic Forum - 2/3/2016 9:12:26 AM
Now, four percent of the country lives below the line. Of every five people in the world who escaped ... Given the rapid population growth, the raw number living below $1.25 per day actual grew. Dealing with poverty in enormous countries like China and ...
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
The current extreme poverty line stands at $1.90 of purchasing power per day, up from $1.25 in 2005, the World Bank said. Improved economic conditions in developing countries ... Poverty Will Fall Below 10% Of The World’s Population http://t.co ...
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 ...
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 ...
Evaluating inequality and poverty through Oxfam’s lens
McGill Tribune - 2/5/2016 1:49:14 PM
Thus, the statistics produced by Oxfam actually say very little about the well-being of the people in various countries around ... 37 per cent of the world’s population lived below its definition of the international poverty line, which is at $1.90 ...
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 ...
World Cancer Day and a troubled world
The Sun - 2/4/2016 1:54:36 AM
Globally, poverty has become a serious threat as we now have to deal with a poverty line as low as $1.25 per day. It is even more shocking that 1/7th of the world’s population lives below this line ... according to experts, the country contends ...
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 ...
Extreme Poverty Expected to Fall Below 10% of Global Population for First Time
Time - 10/6/2015 12:00:24 AM
Using a new poverty line, the World Bank estimates that the global population living in poverty will fall to ... He warned that poverty is becoming more deeply entrenched in conflict zones and countries dependent on commodity exports.
India's poverty rate lowest among nations with poor population: World Bank
Economic Times - 10/5/2015 12:54:41 PM
in the world's poorest countries. Using this new line (as well as new country-level data on living standards), the bank projects that global poverty will fall from 902 million people or 12.8 per cent of the global population in 2012 to 702 million people ...
Poverty in Saudi Arabia: A Quarter Of The Population Live Below Poverty Line
Counter Currents - 1/3/2013 1:34:05 PM
To many, poverty in Saudi Arabia, a country with vast oil resource and lavish royalty, is unimaginable. But the rule of private property persists and the kingdom now finds: An estimated quarter of Saudis live below the poverty line. A report by Kevin ...
Global poverty rate to fall below 10% in 2015: World Bank
Firstpost - 10/5/2015 8:01:11 AM
Washington: The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to below 10 percent of the global population ... poverty line incorporated new information on differences in the cost of living across countries and preserved ...