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, 2014

See also: Population below poverty line map

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Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
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Over 50 percent of population living below poverty line: World Bank
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Report: 48% of Jerusalem Residents Are Poor
Jewish Press - 6/24/2016 3:17:55 AM
Elsewhere in the country the poverty rate is much lower. According to the agencies, half that number — 22 percent — of the total population in Israel was found to be living below the poverty line in 2014. In 2013, the poverty rate in Israel was 20.9 ...

Could a basic income help poor countries?
The Daily Star - 6/28/2016 6:22:16 PM
So far, the question has been addressed primarily in advanced countries – and the figures do ... Consider India, where about one-fifth of the population live below the official poverty line, which is itself very low. While citizens with so-called ...

World Bank: 'extreme poverty' to fall below 10% of world population for first time
The Guardian - 10/5/2015 1:34:38 AM
It projects 702 million people or 9.6% of the world’s population ... below $1.25 a day, but the World Bank’s adjustment now sets the poverty line at $1.90 a day. The Bank said the change reflects new data on differences in the cost of living across ...

World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time; Major Hurdles Remain in Goal to End Poverty by 2030
The World Bank - 10/4/2015 7:08:06 PM
Using this new line (as well as new country-level data on living standards), the World Bank projects that global poverty will have fallen from 902 million people or 12.8 per cent of the global population in 2012 to 702 million people, or 9.6 per cent of ...

Union Minister Anant Geete says 67% of population in Tripura languishing below poverty line
Daily News and Analysis - 6/17/2016 4:40:47 PM
Union minister Anant G Geete on Friday denounced the Left Front government in Tripura for not being able to alleviate poverty in the state, saying 67 per cent of its population is below the poverty line ... poor people in the country were now getting ...

Pew: 84% of world population lives at or below U.S. poverty line
Washington Examiner - 7/9/2015 9:31:14 AM
Eighty-four percent of the world's population had less than $20 to spend daily in 2011, an amount that puts them at or below the U.S. poverty line, reports a new Pew ... and services and exchange rates across countries. It compared 111 countries in 2011 ...

Liberia: Learning From the China's Model of Poverty Reduction Strategy
AllAfrica - 6/24/2016 1:19:12 PM
Strategies by China should serve as a lesson for other developing countries ... World Bank using an updated international poverty line of $1.90 a day in 2011 PPP (purchasing power parity) shows that the percentage of the population in China living below ...

Govt to step on gas, speedbreakers remain
The New Indian Express - 6/26/2016 6:00:11 AM
The focus is on four major areas: social equity, agricultural growth, manufacturing and creating a world-class infrastructure ... 30.9 per cent of the rural population and 26.4 per cent of the urban population was below the poverty line in 2011-12.

Ogaden: Documentary Sheds Light on Ethiopia’s “Hidden Shame”
United Nations and Peoples Organisation - 6/24/2016 10:13:06 AM
... rights”; the country remains 173rd out of 187 countries in the UN Human Development Index and around 40% of the population live below the extremely low poverty line of US-$1.25 a day, – the World Bank worldwide poverty line is $2 a day. The ruling ...

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 ...

GDP: 40pc of Muslim states’ population fall below poverty line
The Express Tribune - 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 ...

Poverty assessment and alleviation
Daily Times - 6/27/2016 11:52:44 PM
Poverty ... below 2,300, or the income level fell below one dollar or 1.25 dollar per day. To confuse the issue, some economists relate it to deprivation of citizens who are denied political liberty and civil rights by authoritarian rulers. The World ...

Poorest segment of Armenians affected by economic crisis most - 6/20/2016 7:33:12 AM
YEREVAN, June 20 /ARKA/.Speaking last Friday at the annual conference of the Armenian Economic Association, Laura Bailey, World Bank Country Manager for Armenia ... 41% of Armenian citizens below the poverty line live in Yerevan and Kotayk region.

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