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
Global Coalition against Poverty
This Day Live - 4/20/2014 11:19:38 PM
With rising inequality as well as the increasing level of poverty across the globe, the need to continue to implement policies that would lift a greater number of the world population ... fraction of the country’s large population still live on less ...
World Bank on extreme poverty in Nigeria
Punch - 4/22/2014 11:53:03 PM
If you add another five countries ... poverty. The World Bank, which says 1.2 billion people in the world are living in extreme penury, defines the dire condition as living below $1.25 (about N194) per day, and lists 112 million of our 162 million ...
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 ...
The other side of the poverty line
Daily Messenger - 4/19/2014 11:56:37 PM
Dix will spend five days living on only $1.50 worth of food a day to raise money for UNICEF through the Live Below the Line Campaign. The idea is for Dix to be one of thousands around the world living below the poverty line from April 28 through May 2.
The Case for Cutting African Poverty in Half
Hispanic Business - 4/21/2014 3:04:31 PM
As the World Bank wrapped up ... its commitment to bringing extreme poverty below three percent of the global population by 2030 while increasing the income of the poorest 40 percent of the population of each country. However, some suggest that in sub ...
UN CALLING ASIA: Papua New Guinea struggles to meet MDG poverty targets
unmultimedia.org - 4/17/2014 7:34:07 PM
As countries around the world continue to push towards reaching ... a Pacific Ocean archipelago with a population of seven million. Around 40 per cent are living below the national poverty line. The deadline for the attainment of the MDGs is 2015, but ...
Could you live below the line?
The Christian Science Monitor - 4/11/2014 6:22:30 PM
But for 1.2 billion people in the world ... of The Global Poverty Project, which is sponsoring Live Below the Line. The annual event has been held since since 2010 and has already involved 50,000 participants in more than 70 countries, raising $10 million ...
Sierra Leone News: We believe 1 million people can lift themselves out of poverty every week for the next 16years
Awoko - 4/22/2014 6:52:24 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said in ... Many smaller countries have far higher shares of their people living below the poverty line.In 16 countries, more than half the population is living in extreme poverty. “Reducing poverty in these places ...
Country with World’s Biggest Debt Burden Pledges $200 Million to Palestinian Authority
Front Page - 4/15/2014 11:54:12 PM
Japan’s finance ministry seems to take a perverse delight in pointing out the world’s worst debt optics ... that Japan has a higher percentage of population below poverty level than many Muslim countries, including Morocco, Jordan and Indonesia.
Dawn - 4/20/2014 2:26:56 AM
POLITICALLY, poverty has been a sensitive issue in Pakistan, as it has been in many other developing countries. It is no surprise ... would show a hefty increase in the numbers living below the poverty line owing to the economic slowdown.
Have Higher Food Prices Actually Helped the World's Poor?
Businessweek - 4/21/2014 11:58:25 AM
In 2010 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization suggested that rising prices had left more than 1 billion of the world’s population without ... 44 million people below the global, $1.25-per-day extreme poverty line. Those assumptions relied ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:22:52 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development ... A comparison of regional countries showed that the poverty rate in Sri Lanka and Nepal was significantly less than Pakistan with 23.9 ...
Poverty decreases says Stats SA
Citizen.co.za - 4/23/2014 9:25:43 AM
The report has found that the number of people living below the food poverty line decreased by a little over 20% ... The report outlined poverty trends in the country over a five- year period, between 2006 and 2011. Overall findings indicate poverty ...
Nigeria, third on world poverty index— World Bank
Vanguard - 4/11/2014 11:30:18 PM
He said that Bangladesh has six per cent share of the world’s poor while the Democratic Republic of Congo has five per cent of the world’s poor population. Jim Yong Kim said these five countries ... above the extreme poverty line due to a lack of ...
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 ...