|Rank||Country||Population below poverty line (%)|
|4||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||71|
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
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 ...
Warmer World Will Keep Millions of People Trapped in Poverty, Says New Report
The World Bank Group - 6/19/2013 8:00:01 AM
“These changes forecast for the tropics illustrate the level of hardships ... Informal settlements in places like Metro Manila in the Philippines and Kolkata in India concentrate large populations and often lack basic services, such as ...
Global poverty down, Philippine poverty remains high
Global Nation - 6/10/2013 7:30:44 PM
That the poverty situation in the Philippines has not improved has been the cause of much concern lately. According to the National Statistics Coordination Board, 27.9 percent of the population currently lives below ... countries, Lin, the World Bank ...
Poverty rose by 900,000 in coalition's first year
The Guardian - 6/12/2013 11:53:13 PM
Charities pointed out that the entire increase in children counted as in poverty in 2011-12 came from working households. Children living below the poverty line were ... richest country on the planet, we've seen the number of people living ...
World Bank indicts Jonathan’s government, says massive poverty, unemployment killing Nigerians
premiumtimesng.com - 6/11/2013 11:54:24 PM
“While the officially reported growth rates of GDP well exceed population growth in the country ... the number of poor Nigerians living below the poverty line has grown measurably,” the report stated. The World Bank said the first Nigeria Economic ...
Nigeria’s soaring unemployment and poverty rates
Punch - 6/18/2013 10:55:59 PM
The World Bank on Monday, May 13, 2013, released its economic report on Nigeria. What do we have? A less than complimentary report about my dear country! To my mind, the report largely reinforces what many genuine Nigerian economic analysts have been saying.
Africa: New Oxfam Plan to Tackle Global Poverty Based On "People Power"
AllAfrica - 6/16/2013 11:55:38 PM
The plan, released today by the Executive Director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, sets priorities and guides Oxfam's work across more than 94 countries, delivered by its 17 members who will together be spending around €1 billion a year in the ...
'Shocking' half of First Nations kids living in poverty, new study finds
Yahoo! News - 6/19/2013 2:09:16 AM
TORONTO - Half of Canada's First Nations children are living in poverty, triple the national average ... Statistics Canada's after tax low income measure, which amounts to about $38,000 a year for a family of four. The report estimates it would cost ...
African youth to form quarter of world population by 2025, says Zuma
premiumtimesng.com - 6/18/2013 11:35:57 AM
She called for more investments to promote job creation, achieve inclusive growth and eradicate poverty on the continent. “By all estimates, our continent is a continent of young people ... labour relations in the country under the Transformation ...
India Population to Pass China, but GDP Another Matter
24/7 Wall St. - 6/14/2013 9:46:10 AM
A great deal was made of the fact that the population of India will surpass that of China relatively soon, according to a revised version of the UN “World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision.” The news may be bad for India, because of ...
Israel has More Poverty than Any Developed Country
TheRealNews.com - 6/11/2013 11:54:24 PM
The poverty ... world, but even counting Israel as a developed country is misleading, because it ignores the fact that a third of the population in the area controlled by Israel are not Israeli citizens, and their average standard of living falls far below ...
Sustainable development in an increasingly warming world
Jakarta Post - 6/19/2013 1:54:57 AM
Fourth, green economic growth should be generated by the application of green technologies in every aspect of human life, particularly in the mining, agriculture, manufacturing and transportation sectors. Green technologies include zero-waste ...
World Bank, U.N. join hands in conflict zones but face hurdles
Reuters - 6/15/2013 5:05:48 AM
On his trip to the region, Kim announced $1 billion in new funds for infrastructure projects, cross-border trade, and health and education services. It will be contingent on all countries in the region abiding by a U.N.-brokered peace deal from ...
Nigeria: World Bank Indicts Jonathan's Government, Says Massive Poverty, Unemployment Killing Nigerians
AllAfrica - 6/12/2013 7:11:03 AM
"While the officially reported growth rates of GDP well exceed population growth in the country, the pace of ... number of poor Nigerians living below the poverty line has grown measurably," the report stated. The World Bank said the first Nigeria Economic ...
‘Without women poverty alleviation not possible’
dhakatribune.com - 6/19/2013 4:03:48 AM
Unfortunately, we do not address this like poverty, although the same number of women ... Secretary from the Bangladesh Information and Communication Technology Ministry, Nazrul Islam Khan, observed that, for an ideal scenario, both economic and ...