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
Latest Bangladesh Poverty Maps Launched By BBS, World Bank And WFP
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 8/27/2014 9:26:36 AM
The maps were developed in a joint exercise by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the World Bank and the United Nations ... Survey and the 2011 Census. Links to Population Below The Lower Poverty Line Map and Population Below The Upper Poverty ...
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 ...
Ghana Reaches 2015 Poverty Millennium Development Goal
AFKinside - 8/27/2014 12:47:02 PM
The people below the poverty line ... country’s National Accounts. Ghana Living Standard Survey 6 report also revealed unemployment rate in Ghana is only at 5.2 percent. The report considers persons aged 15 years and above as the active working ...
The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India
Global Research - 8/28/2014 12:38:42 PM
These countries have a total population of 5.4 billion people, some 78% of the world’s population. The MPI assesses poverty at the individual level. If someone is deprived ... figures for Indian children are below 50 per cent in all case and as low ...
Nine steps to cut poverty and inequality in Pacific Island Countries
United Nations Development Program - 8/28/2014 9:14:05 PM
New York-- A new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries ... are now living below their national basic-needs poverty line; and also have limited ...
U.S. $2 a Day Poverty in a Global Context: Five Questions Answered
Brookings - 8/26/2014 8:59:10 AM
The $2 threshold has traditionally been used to measure poverty in the developing world and is far below the official U.S. poverty ... incorporates the populations of rich countries. For now, the entire population of these countries is assumed to not ...
The Bottom 1 Percent
The Atlantic - 8/30/2014 10:56:06 AM
How is it different to be poor—very poor—in a developing country than in the richest country in the world? That's the question ... America's wealth distribution—those living below the global poverty line of $2 per day. Not so easy: In contrast ...
ADB on Asian poverty
Inquirer Opinion - 8/29/2014 3:29:18 PM
The poverty line ... go below 3 percent—before 2030. This would seem very good news. But where did this $1.25 come from? The special chapter tells us that it is the average value of official poverty lines of the 15 poorest countries of the world ...
The 10 Most Corrupt Countries in the World
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 8/30/2014 3:35:17 PM
In western nations like the United States, and in many European countries, we often see corruption come to light as the result of whistleblowers or journalistic efforts. But in many other areas of the world ... half live below the poverty line as well.
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 ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 12:37:32 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...
Dallas Ranks Third in Nation for Poverty
Ketk NBC News - 8/29/2014 12:37:31 PM
But what city do you think comes in third when it comes to poverty? Try Dallas. We're talking third worst in the country for ... in cities with a population of one million or more. "75 percent of the clients are below the poverty line meaning that a ...
More people living below poverty line: World Bank
Reuters - 8/26/2008 9:52:14 PM
the number of people below the $1.25 a day poverty line increased to 455 million in 2005 from 420 million people in 1981. But the share of the population in poverty fell to 42 percent from 60 percent. The World Bank noted that better-off countries have ...
16% of Uzbek population lives below poverty line – World Bank
Hispanic Business - 6/11/2014 9:17:43 AM
Thus, 16% of the Uzbek population lives below the poverty line, according to the World Development ... and quality of life – and ranks Uzbekistan at 114th place among 186 countries in the world. At the same time, he suggested everyone in the world ...