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
Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Trade’s Role in Ending Poverty by 2030
The World Bank - 6/30/2015 1:02:20 PM
We also know that providing these people access to the opportunities of trade has a dramatic impact on reducing extreme poverty. Just look at the evidence. Since 2000, developing countries’ share of world trade has grown from 33 to 48 percent.
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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 ...
China seeks best practice in poverty relief
ECNS - 6/26/2015 2:51:28 AM
As the world's largest developing country, it is no surprise that China is still home to a large number of poor people, but the country is making every effort to help them. Just over 70 million people live below the poverty line in China. That means an ...
Healthcare costs push Cambodian families below poverty line
Catholic News Asia - 6/17/2015 7:48:29 AM
In the WHO’s recent Tracking Universal Health Coverage report, released on Friday, Cambodia was named as one of 37 countries where six percent of the population could ... Equity Fund for those living below the poverty line and some other social programs ...
Over 50 percent of population living below poverty line: World Bank
Business Recorder - 6/14/2015 11:15:27 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 ...
Poverty drives economic migrants
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - 6/21/2015 11:25:38 AM
reports that 85 million people in the world are jobless and 200 million people are living below the poverty line,” he says. According to Minister Mohmand, 9 million Afghans (roughly 36 percent of the estimated population) are living under the poverty ...
Puerto Rico Unemployment at 12.6%, Poverty at 41%
24/7 Wall ST - 6/30/2015 6:21:29 AM
The population of Puerto ... 41% of people in Puerto Rico live below the poverty line. That means the economy may not be as efficient as its competitiveness makes it seem. It is another factor in the inability of the country to grow its tax base.
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 ...
Poverty & Rochester: How severe is it?
Democrat and Chronicle - 6/28/2015 12:25:56 AM
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Can we solve our poverty crisis? • Among the top 75 metropolitan areas in the country, we are the fifth poorest ... people in Brighton and Irondequoit lives below the poverty line. The rate is higher in other areas ...
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 ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Govt
Zee News - 2/19/2014 9:10:21 PM
... is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012. As per poverty estimates released by the Planning Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban areas has declined from 25.5 percent ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Centre
Firstpost - 2/19/2014 4:45:30 PM
New Delhi: The Centre 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 Commission, the percentage of population below poverty line in urban ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...