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
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:15:42 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan''s population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled ... was recorded at 9.3 percent of GDP in 2011 and electric power consumption per capita 457 kilowatt per hour in 2010. The mobile cellular ...
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by.
Washington Post - 5/12/2013 11:54:11 PM
“For EITC, we’re spending $55 billion, whereas the government never spent more than $20 billion on TANF. It’s not right to say that we’ve retrenched our aid to the poor,” Schaefer said. “What’s true is that we’ve shifted a lot of ...
These three charts show how the world could end extreme poverty by 2030
Washington Post - 5/9/2013 10:03:13 PM
In an e-mail he notes that a large group of people — the statistical mode – are currently hovering near the $1.25-a-day poverty line. “It is a dismal ... this all means for people, the graph below shows the range of outcomes the ...
Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Microfinance and Small Business Development Around the World
Brookings - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Yet with the growth of mobile technology, there are new opportunities for individuals and small businesses to lift themselves up. People can use handheld devices to make monetary transfers, arrange for microfinance loans, establish small ...
IMF’s Lagarde: ‘Stability And Growth For Poverty Reduction’ – Speech
Eurasia Review - 5/15/2013 9:05:59 PM
It is a great pleasure to be here with this distinguished audience, and to host the Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting at the IMF. Let me thank Bill Frenzel and Richard Debs for their welcome. “Ending poverty in a generation” is the theme of this ...
Five Days Below the Poverty Line
Yahoo! Finance - 5/7/2013 7:13:47 PM
Under the "Live Below The Line" campaign sponsored by the Global ... and will donate about $125 to a hunger charity. The Global Poverty Project, which runs this challenge, aims to educate people about poverty and advocates for changes to help ...
Nigeria: Poverty Threshold in Nigeria - Myth or Reality?
AllAfrica - 5/16/2013 9:59:05 AM
NOI Polls Limited, Nigeria's leading opinion polling and research organisation, recently released a report, which focused on an age-long myth on the country's threshold of poverty, against the global standard of $1per day. Abimbola Akosile examines the ...
Guest commentary: Living below the line
Daily Camera - 5/12/2013 6:43:24 AM
Recently, there has been a trend in Hollywood to attempt to live on $1.50 a day for one week in the spirit of bringing awareness to the problem of poverty in this country ... For people living below the poverty line the suffering is perpetual.
UN anti-poverty agency chases cash rather than results, study finds
FOX News - 5/15/2013 11:00:31 PM
The $5.7 billion United Nations Development Program, the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, is poor at producing lasting results, sets unrealistic or unfocused priorities and often seems more interested in getting funding than in setting ...
“Stability and Growth for Poverty Reduction”
International Monetary Fund - 5/15/2013 2:03:39 PM
Your efforts to promote understanding of our mandate and your strategic guidance have helped us adapt to new realities. I want to express my profound appreciation for your support. Back to poverty: we should first acknowledge that the world has seen major ...
Would tax on arms exports and protectionism help poor countries?
The Guardian - 5/15/2013 9:45:57 AM
As for tax avoidance, a priority for Cameron at next month's summit of the G8 group of rich countries, Pogge says multinational corporations should pay an alternative minimum tax into the fund equal to the amount by which all national taxes they ...
RIVERSIDE: Global poverty is speech topic
Riverside Press Enterprise - 5/10/2013 5:30:01 PM
He will explore the reasons for the persistence of global poverty in ... world — 3 billion people — still lives on less than $2.50 a day. Between a quarter and a third of children under the age of 5 in developing countries are estimated ...