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
Middle schoolers learn about poverty in other countries
Newton Daily News - 4/17/2015 4:46:06 PM
“Many Hands for Haiti” is a missionary and support program that brings clothing and other supplies to families in Haiti, where 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line ... a child in a foreign country years ago, in terms of sending ...
How mobile banking can bring Sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty
Yahoo Finance - 4/16/2015 6:20:21 PM
Today 62% of the world’s population has a bank account ... These “unbanked” people are overwhelmingly from undeveloped or developing countries and usually live well below the poverty line. They also tend to be women. This information comes from ...
Bosnian cooks hope to break Guinness World Record for biggest chicken stew
FOX News - 4/17/2015 4:10:19 PM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
World's biggest stew?
Castanet - 4/17/2015 4:10:19 PM
Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
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 ...
Chefs Hope To Whip Up World’s Largest Stew
KWTX - 4/17/2015 9:18:07 PM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (April 17, 2015) Bosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the ... which tend to thousands of people in the country where close to a fifth of population lives below the poverty line.
World Bank welcomes China's new bank in poverty fight
Yahoo News - 4/7/2015 7:06:49 PM
Washington (AFP) - China's new development bank can have an important role in fighting extreme poverty ... of people below the line has fallen from two billion to one billion in 25 years, despite a two billion increase in the total world population.
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 4/29/2014 11:59:04 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 ...
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 ...
Haiti, the world’s poorest country, 77 per cent live below poverty line
nycaribnews.com - 9/25/2012 12:33:43 PM
Haiti, a country ... live below the poverty, a slight decline from 15.1 per cent last year. Today, more than 46 million people out of a population of 308 million live in poverty in America. In addition to Haiti, those states on the list of the world ...
Zambia ranked poorest country on earth
zambianwatchdog.com - 4/18/2015 5:35:02 PM
People make use of their revenue to purchase weapons and it is the fourth poorest country in the world based on poverty.’ Luxembourg is the second richest country in the world and the report says: ‘Majority of population ... on the level of poverty.
One And A Half Billion People Live On Less Than $1.25 Per Day
Counter Currents - 4/16/2015 11:56:47 PM
If, as the report claims, global poverty figures are “understated by as much as a quarter,” then more than 2.5 billion people, or over a third of the world ... line to be $4.74 per day, bumping the country’s poverty rate to nearly half the population ...
Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist
Euronews - 4/17/2015 7:09:16 PM
I mean there’s a reason why, in international polls, run by US polling agencies, the United States is regarded as the greatest threat to world peace by an overwhelming margin. No other country ... of the population is living under the poverty line ...
Why climate change & pollution threats to Sundarbans cannot be taken lightly by governments
Economic Times - 4/18/2015 11:04:19 PM
The Sundarbans, a delta which is part of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin on the Bay of Bengal, is home to one of the world's largest mangrove ... with half the population living below the poverty line, which makes conservation efforts all the ...
The 10 Poorest Countries in the World
Fox Business - 9/14/2012 6:51:50 PM
According to 2011 data released on Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, 15% of individuals in the United States live below the poverty line. While down from ... compared to the poorest countries in the world, the poverty rate in the U.S. is relatively ...