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
Eight countries where people suffer the most
USA Today - 12/5/2013 11:13:18 AM
During the global financial crisis, suffering increased globally. According to a survey recently published by Gallup, 14% of the world's population was suffering in 2012, compared to 11% on average before the recession began. In the United ...
Philippines’ Poverty Rate Improves Little Despite Economic Growth
Wall Street Journal - 12/9/2013 6:58:01 AM
MANILA—The percent of people living below the poverty line in the Philippines has narrowed only slightly, despite robust growth of the Philippine economy over the last few years, according to the latest data from the country’s statistics agency.
Poverty in a sea of plenty
newera.com.na - 12/9/2013 7:26:39 AM
WINDHOEK - Helen Clark the former prime minister of New Zealand left Windhoek on Friday afternoon as the first-ever United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator to visit Namibia. While clearly impressed with Namibia’s level of ...