Country Comparison > Population below poverty line > TOP 10

RankCountryPopulation below poverty line (%)
4Congo, Democratic Republic of the71
5Sierra Leone70.2

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, 2012

See also: Population below poverty line map

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Defining a poverty line for India
Financial Express - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
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Third fall below poverty line in UK
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Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
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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 ...

Poverty, opportunity rates for women in Brockton fall below regional, state and national averages
Enterprise News - 5/24/2015 11:58:51 AM
BROCKTON – A large majority of women in the greater Brockton area and across Massachusetts live well above the poverty line, while those in Brockton itself have a higher chance of falling below it ... the local region and country as a whole still ...

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 - 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 ...

Poor Girls and Girl Poverty: Debunking Artificial Constructs
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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 ...

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.

Hamilton native responds to Nepal
Journal-News - 5/24/2015 11:01:35 AM
Tromans is in the Gorkha District of Nepal, a western region near the center of one of the poorrest countries in the world, according to CRS’s website. Nearly half of Nepal’s population lives below the poverty line. Days in Nepal start early for ...

Filipino spirit is worth serving world for
Global Nation - 5/23/2015 7:23:51 PM
Either he is traveling to promote Filipino pride to world-class ... product, the country’s coconut regions that host it have the largest number of rural poor. Around 60 percent of farmers in these areas live below the poverty line. From coconut comes ...

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 ...

Inequality grows among Greeks
Neos Kosmos - 5/21/2015 11:58:14 PM
Greece's poverty ... below the poverty line. The richest 10 per cent controls 25 per cent of disposable income against the share of 2 per cent that is controlled by the poorest 10 per cent. Across the OECD’s members, the richest 10 per cent of the ...

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.

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