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
Can football change the world in its fight against poverty?
CNN - 3/5/2014 1:58:34 PM
A band of heroes unite to change the lives of those in need, to feed the starving and house the homeless. This is the rationale behind a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) initiative which it hopes will help halve world poverty by 2015.
Sudan: a country ensnared by poverty, inequality and underdevelopment
theguardian.com - 3/6/2014 5:07:41 AM
In Sudan as a whole, nearly half the population lives in poverty. As might be expected, poverty rates vary tremendously from location to location. In Khartoum, a little over a quarter of the population is below the poverty line, while in North Darfur the ...
Decline in below poverty line population: Centre
Firstpost - 2/19/2014 11:01:54 AM
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 ...
60 percent population living below poverty line: World Bank report
Business Recorder - 5/19/2013 12:22:52 AM
Sixty percent of Pakistan's population is living below poverty line, a World Bank report entitled World Development ... A comparison of regional countries showed that the poverty rate in Sri Lanka and Nepal was significantly less than Pakistan with 23.9 ...
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 ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
jagranjosh.com - 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 ...
World Bank chief calls for ending extreme poverty by 2030
Reuters - 4/2/2013 4:13:23 PM
To reach that goal, Kim said the world need to reduce the number of people living below the poverty ... country. The 3 percent level is a new target for the World Bank, which estimated in 2010 that 21 percent of the global population, or 1.2 ...
World Bank chief calls to end extreme poverty by 2030
worldbulletin.net - 2/21/2014 11:59:47 PM
World need to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line ... percent of every developing country. The 3 percent level is a new target for the World Bank, which estimated in 2010 that 21 percent of the global population, or 1.2 billion ...
GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
tribune.com.pk - 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 ...
Only 26.7 Percent below Poverty Line by 2015
Silicon India - 5/30/2013 5:53:25 AM
Bangkok: India said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 percent ... meet that for a country with a population of 1.2 billion people, targeted poverty reduction was manifest in programmes such ...
Poverty in the world’s richest country
DAWN Group - 10/2/2005 11:57:09 PM
But one would be amazed to know that even in the world’s richest country-America- the number of the ... only eight per cent of the white population was living below the poverty line as against 24 percent of the black population and 22 percent of the ...
Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th)
Washington Post - 4/14/2013 11:58:45 PM
it tells us nothing about how children in the United States or Europe compare to, for example, children in sub-Saharan Africa. But looking at how developed economies compare can help give us a rough approximation of how these countries are doing at child ...