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
Bangladesh aims to rein in poverty to below 14 per cent by 2021
Economic Times - 11/15/2015 10:11:31 AM
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
VP and Chief Economist of the World Bank, Kaushik Basu: The Poverty Line’s Battle Lines
Jewish Business News - 11/11/2015 6:15:52 PM
But what should alarm them is that in 2011, some 14.5% of the world’s population – one in every seven people – lived below ... poverty line to keep the real line constant. However, doing this for the world as a whole is far from easy. Which countries ...
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 ...
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 ...
China Headlines: China renews poverty relief tactics
Xinhua News Agency - 11/24/2015 9:25:03 AM
Tan is just one of hundreds of thousands of government data collectors working in the ... emerged from poverty in 2014, compared with 43.3 million in 2011. At the beginning of this year, China had 70.2 million people below the poverty line of 2,300 yuan ...
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 ...
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 ...
Extreme Poverty Expected to Fall Below 10% of Global Population for First Time
Time - 10/5/2015 8:22:40 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.