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
Defining a poverty line for India
Financial Express - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
The Tendulkar committee stipulated a benchmark daily per capita expenditure of R27 and R33 in rural and urban areas, respectively, and arrived at a cut-off of about 22% of the population below poverty line ... (about 30% of country’s 1.2 billion ...
Third fall below poverty line in UK
Burnley Express - 5/20/2015 10:23:22 AM
Almost a third (33%) of the UK population ... "overall poverty" - the proportion of people falling below the poverty line at some point during the four-year period - in a table topped by Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Spain. The country with ...
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 ...
Living below poverty line
Pakistan Observer - 5/20/2015 4:11:09 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Is it the fate of millions of Pakistanis to live below poverty line? Is it not against the nature ... it is an apt description of state of affairs in our beloved country. Each year our Finance Minister goes to Washington to ...
Idris Jala defends report on poverty reduction
freemalaysiatoday.com - 5/21/2015 10:15:02 AM
He says there have been complimentary reports on Malaysia and he highlights the following: The World Bank recently ... on the percentage of population below poverty-line income, the biggest reduction among Asean countries. The ADB did not mention the ...
World Bank: Gaza's Economy on 'Verge of Collapse'
Voice of America - 5/22/2015 1:59:55 AM
The current market in Gaza is not able to offer jobs leaving a large population in despair particularly the youth," said Steen Lau Jorgensen, World Bank Country Director ... territory's residents falling below the poverty line, "despite the fact that ...
Poor Girls and Girl Poverty: Debunking Artificial Constructs
Triple Pundit - 5/20/2015 9:04:38 AM
In Indonesia, while the poverty rate is estimated to be 13.3 percent, the World Bank suggests ... (BNLP = Basic Needs Poverty Line). Click to enlarge. So, in Bangladesh, for example, while 32 percent of the population fall below the official poverty ...
Gaza unemployment world's highest as 60% of youth find themselves jobless
The Jerusalem Post - 5/22/2015 4:58:53 AM
Blockades and war have strangled the Gaza Strip’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world ... 80% of Gaza’s population receives some kind of social assistance, and nearly 40% still fall below the poverty line.
Gaza's economy 'on verge of collapse' says World Bank
Reuters - 5/22/2015 7:22:03 AM
Over the same period, the population ... the World Bank highlighted the socioeconomic and mental toll the situation is having. More than 80 percent of Gazans receive some form of aid, but 40 percent remain below the poverty line. Mental health and trauma ...
World Bank contracts religious leaders to end poverty
Spy Ghana - 5/19/2015 7:25:36 AM
The World ... 10 countries — India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Congo, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. A third of those are in India. So while the number of people living in extreme poverty continues to fall, reaching the next level ...
Inside Iran: Khomeini’s broken promises on poverty
Al Arabiya News - 5/17/2015 9:39:49 PM
In today’s Iran, at least 15 million citizens live below the poverty line, reports have suggested, although some analysts expect the real figure to be higher. Reports also estimate that out of Iran’s 77 million population, 10 million are jobless.
Destitution facing thousands in Gaza despite vast aid, warns World Bank
malaysiasun.com - 5/23/2015 3:46:07 AM
The 1.8 million population in Gaza is facing poverty ... to the outside world." The report said that Gaza's unemployment rate now stood at 44 percent, 11 points higher than before the war with Israel last year. It is the world's highest level of joblessness.
Citing ‘defining moment’ sparked by Ebola outbreak, UN health agency chief pledges key reforms
UN News Centre - 5/17/2015 11:55:49 PM
The WHO chief noted how the “the world population got bigger ... and the millions of people driven below the poverty line by the costs of health care they could not live without.” “Hunger persisted, but the world as a whole got fat,” she said ...
Africa: Ending Poverty - a Call for Urgency
AllAfrica - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
How to decrease poverty level has remained a question always in ... can be replicated in some fashion - and tailored to individual countries, it would be possible that the world population can be lifted out of poverty. It would indeed mean the end of ...
Debunking the child poverty myths
Stuff - 5/23/2015 5:00:41 PM
It sounds like a lot of money, and while every dollar matters to poor families, it's not going to do much to shift the shocking number of children living in families below our existing ... of median income relative poverty line. "That's a substantial ...