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, 2014See also: Population below poverty line map
India census exposes extent of poverty
CNN - 8/3/2015 4:51:03 AM
Of this rural population ... Most developing countries set poverty lines far below those of advanced country levels. Living on double the Indian Planning Commission poverty line of $2.40 per day would still mean not meeting nutritional and other needs ...
Is The United States Still The Best Country In The World? Think Again
Value Walk - 7/31/2015 12:32:44 PM
U.S. Ranks 35th best out of 157 countries Chad, Liberia, and Haiti are tied for last place with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Data is based on CIA World Factbook and is accurate as of January 2012 (http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?
The TPP, The WTO, The 21st Century Global Trade Mess And The Poverty Of Nations
Forbes - 8/3/2015 11:24:45 AM
In that context, it may be noted that none of the mega-regionals include any African countries. Were they to materialize, Africa’s already meager share of global trade (2 to 3%) will most likely be further diminished as the population soars. Indeed ...
More than half of South Africa’s population lives below poverty line
sabc.co.za - 8/1/2015 4:42:05 PM
A report released by Oxfam has revealed that half of South Africa's population live below the national poverty ... people are living under the poverty line. And the gap between rich and poor is among the worst in the world. Programme manager at Oxfam ...
Poverty: 60.3% Pakistanis living on $2 a day
The Express Tribune - 8/4/2015 12:03:32 AM
KARACHI: There are 1.5 billion poor people in Asia of which 660 million are below the poverty line and majority of them live in the ... Sayeed regretted the fact that many countries have been ignoring the poor in their struggle for improved economic ...
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 ...
Shocking levels of poverty in South Africa revealed
businesstech.co.za - 8/3/2015 9:37:23 AM
Oxfam noted that South Africa has one of the highest official unemployment rates in the world (25%) and is one of the most unequal countries ... Over half of South Africans live below the national poverty line and more than 10% live in extreme poverty ...
Can the world end extreme poverty?
Brookings - 7/27/2015 9:52:50 AM
In 2015, about 840 million people, or 13 percent of the world ... the population in each country. As an example of how goal setting changes behavior in an institution, she said team leaders of transport or energy projects are now consulting Bank poverty ...
Kenya: 39 Percent of World Population to Be African By 2100 - UN Report
AllAfrica - 7/31/2015 8:00:43 AM
This is because Africa has the world's highest fertility rate at 4.7 children per woman. Of the world's biggest countries, Nigeria has the fastest-growing population and ... low fertility rates, far below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman.
Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility
theguardian.com - 7/29/2015 4:31:20 PM
Predicted increase of 2.4 billion will complicate efforts to stamp out poverty ... population of the world will be between 8.4 and 8.6 billion in 2030, between 9.4 and 10 billion in 2050 and between 10 and 12.5 billion in 2100.” By 2050, six countries ...
Some Of The World’s Most Dangerous Places To Travel
The Inquisitr - 8/3/2015 10:06:01 AM
With cheaper flights available, the world is pretty ... out in general the country has incredibly high crime rates, especially due to the fact that half the population (approximately 3.5 million people) live below the poverty line. Back in 2012, the ...
Global population set to hit 9.7 billion by 2050
Ghana Web - 7/30/2015 9:56:26 AM
Ten years ago, the world population was growing ... “The concentration of population growth in the poorest countries presents its own set of challenges, making it more difficult to eradicate poverty and inequality, to combat hunger and malnutrition ...
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 ...
How to tackle extreme poverty
bangkokpost.com - 8/3/2015 11:27:44 PM
In Thailand, such poverty still afflicts 300,000 people, according to the World Bank. It is also arguably one ... In 1993, 64% of the population were below the poverty line; by 2010 this had fallen to just 5%. The benefits are wide-ranging.
Romania will register population drop of 22.1% until 2050, according to UN report
ACT Media News Agency - 8/3/2015 6:59:54 AM
Romania will register a population drop of 22.1% until 2050, one of the biggest dropping rate in the world ... ten East European countries. According to the report, the fertility rate in European countries is below the necessary level to compensate ...