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
Poverty grows as Caribbean countries face economic challenges — CDB president
Jamaica Observer - 7/3/2015 5:13:30 AM
with several countries now ranked among the most indebted in the world. He said poverty levels continue to rise, with more than 21 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Smith said that a key component of the region's economic ...
Bangladesh becomes lower-middle income country
worldbulletin.net - 7/3/2015 12:30:09 PM
A World Bank report that measures income, has determined that Bangladesh has become middle income country despite 99% of the population living under the poverty line. Bangladesh has risen to become a lower-middle income country according to the World Bank.
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 ...
Tajikistan Begins Using New Poverty Measurement Methodology to Strengthen the Country’s Poverty Reduction Efforts
The World Bank - 6/24/2015 2:13:53 PM
The new National Poverty ... with the World Bank Group and with financial support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). “The new methodology will help us measure and report on the welfare of the population on a quarterly ...
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 ...
China seeks best practice in poverty relief
ECNS - 6/26/2015 10:51:05 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 ...
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 ...
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: 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 ...
This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking
theguardian.com - 7/3/2015 12:44:28 PM
Below the 18-inch concrete cap rests the United ... “Now it has been gradually submerged as result of sea level rise from greenhouse gas emissions by industrial countries led by the United States.” Enewetak Atoll, and the much better-known Bikini ...
How to Read India’s Poverty Stats
The Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2013 5:29:57 AM
This week the Indian government released its latest estimates on the number of people living poverty ... country. And there seemed to be good news. In the year ending 2012 there were 269.3 million people (21.9% of the population) living below the poverty ...
'Only 26.7% below poverty line by 2015'
Zee News - 4/29/2013 5:35:54 PM
Bangkok: India on Monday said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 percent ... meet here that for a country with a population of 1.2 billion people, targeted poverty reduction was manifest ...