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
Poverty: 112m Nigerians live below poverty line
Vanguard - 10/17/2016 11:27:17 PM
No fewer than 112million Nigerians now live below ... latest poverty report by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, about 112 million Nigerians (representing 67.1 per cent) of the country’s total population of 167million. Meanwhile as the world ...
Over 50 percent of population living below poverty line: World Bank
Business Recorder - 10/14/2016 11:30:51 PM
Over 50 percent of Pakistan''s population is living below the poverty line ... The PPP 2005 $1.25 a day poverty line is the average poverty line of the 15 poorest countries in the world, estimated from household surveys conducted by national statistical ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 12:49:00 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 twin challenges of poverty and hunger
Gulf News - 10/23/2016 4:00:32 AM
Poverty ... countries being better than India for the 2005-2012 period. Another important point is that some population groups are substantially worse off than others. These include the Scheduled Tribes in India, of which 43 per cent were below the poverty ...
Useless to celebrate World Food Day without eradication of poverty
Meri News - 10/17/2016 4:50:36 AM
World Food Day is a day of action against hunger, celebrated each year on October 16 in 150 countries with commitment ... in India with population of 125 crore, 32 crore people are living below the poverty line which is very alarming.
Collaboration sought to erase poverty
The Jakarta Post - 10/21/2016 9:39:20 AM
The number of people living below the poverty line currently rests at 10.86 percent of the total population, BPS reported. The World Bank estimated that approximately ... accelerate poverty eradication in the country. The ministry, she continued, was ...
Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world, over 80m living below poverty line – UN report
dailypost.ng - 9/5/2016 7:06:18 AM
has described the country as one of the poorest and unequal country in the world, with over 80m of her population living below poverty line. This was as the report revealed that the country was deeply divided on the basis of plurality of ethnic ...
The twin challenges of poverty and hunger (Comment: Active Voice)
New Kerala - 10/18/2016 6:22:28 AM
NK Business, Goals 1 and 2 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envision eradicating poverty and ending hunger in an extreme form in the world by 2030. Much will depend on how developing countries ... cent were below the poverty line in 2012 ...
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
The Express Tribune - 6/14/2013 11:43:41 PM
Laghari said that the contribution of OIC member states to world GDP was only eight per cent while 40 per cent of the population of these countries lived below poverty level. He said only a paltry sum of 0.81 per cent of GDP is spent on research and ...
Millions of People Suffering Poverty Worldwide
bakhtarnews.com.af - 10/16/2016 12:01:17 PM
Kabul (BNA) October 16 coincided World Food Day and is marked while ... The international evaluation indicated that more than 60 percent of the Afghan population are living below poverty line, mostly reported in Bamyan, Badakhshan, Dykundi, Paktia and ...
Agreements signed to help poor ahead of Poverty Relief Day
ECNS - 10/17/2016 1:01:32 AM
China has prioritized poverty reduction, vowing to help the nation's 70 million people who remain below the poverty line ... of the population and the average growth in the whole population from 2008 to 2012.Bert Hofman, the World Bank's country director ...
Report details widespread and rising poverty in Australia
World Socialist Web Site - 10/18/2016 5:03:43 AM
According to the report, almost three million Australians, or 13.3 percent of the population ... below the poverty line. The aged pension is $118 below the poverty line and the Disability Support Pension $126 under it. Around 800,000 people across the ...
Tackling scourge of poverty in Nigeria
ngreports.com - 10/17/2016 10:58:39 PM
... Analysis by the UN describes Nigeria as one of the poorest and unequal countries in the world, with over 80 million of its population living below the poverty line. The report says: “Nigeria, with a population of over 175 million, is the most ...
Top 10 Worst Healthcare Systems In The World
feedmaza.com - 10/16/2016 11:57:06 PM
Some countries ... world bank, which may lead to overall improvements depending on where the government funnels this increased wealth. Lesotho is an enclave of South Africa with a population of just under 2 million people. About 40% live below the poverty ...
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 ...