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
Why growth must be inclusive to eliminate poverty
forumblog.org - 11/20/2014 12:17:49 PM
While the world ... population) lived below the $1.25 threshold in 2011. Projections until 2030 suggest that even under optimistic growth scenarios, the global poverty target may not be reached. The latest World Bank estimates show that if developing ...
Social enterprises: Vehicles for poverty reduction and inclusive growth
Rappler - 11/23/2014 11:27:08 PM
Such bleak picture from the Philippine government’s own assessment of the country ... population living below the poverty line. But despite this, the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons that was commissioned to study and recommend the world ...
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 ...
1.5m working families 'pushed into poverty': Research finds many of those who are struggling are not dependent on benefits and have one person in work
Daily Mail - 11/24/2014 12:45:53 AM
The majority of the people now living below the poverty line are not dependent on ... to allow migrants from Eastern European countries the right to work freely in Britain. Since then the Eastern European population has shot up to around a million people ...
Myanmar’s High Rice Price Volatility Increases Poverty Risk but Requires Careful Management
The World Bank - 11/24/2014 8:24:00 AM
the World Bank’s country manager in Myanmar. “A majority of rural population lives close to the poverty line and spends more than 60% of their incomes on food. Even temporary increase in rice prices reduces real income and households’ spending on ...
Spatial poverty in kerala
Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - 11/23/2014 6:47:58 PM
It has long had the highest level of human ... states of the country. It is also sometimes lauded for being among the states with the lowest poverty rates. As per the Tendulkar Committee methods, only 7% of the population lies below the poverty line.
Will Myanmar’s ‘Triple Transition’ Help Eradicate Crushing Poverty?
Inter Press Service - 11/20/2014 11:59:20 PM
The government says poverty hovers at around 26 percent of the population, but that could be a conservative estimate. According to the World Bank’s country overview for Myanmar ... An estimated 32 percent of children below five years of age suffer ...
World Health Organization warning on plague
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 11/24/2014 5:03:34 AM
That is a massive sum in a country where 75 percent of the population subsists below the poverty line of $1.25 per day. Madagascar has seen up to 600 cases reported each year, though in most of the rest of the world, plague has become extremely rare.
Lower Trade and Higher Poverty Rate Are Cousins
This Day Live - 11/24/2014 1:00:12 AM
Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president, said in a recent statement that, “Trade is a critical component to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity.” The foregoing therefore suggests that developing countries ... 170 million population to harness ...
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...
Children Are Below Poverty Line Even In World’s Affluent Countries – UNICEF
International Business Times - 10/30/2014 10:26:43 AM
Even the children living in the world's most affluent of countries are sunk below in the poverty line since 2008, a report from UNICEF found. A total of 2.6 million children living in rich countries are now below the poverty line - that brings the total ...
Poverty: Atiku’s template to save Nigeria
Vanguard - 11/17/2014 11:55:44 PM
According to Atiku, the solution to poverty in the country has gone beyond the level of empty declarations to laying out implementable policies. The World Bank recently released ... alleviate the stresses caused by population growth and unemployment.’’
Half of Sudan’s population living below the poverty line: World Bank
Sudan Tribune - 4/30/2014 11:57:53 PM
April 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The World Bank’s (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan’s population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital ...
Fuel Price Rise Tests Indonesian President's Poverty Pledge
NDTV - 11/23/2014 10:12:34 AM
About 100 million Indonesians, out of a population of 250 million, have missed out on the country's sustained economic boom over the past decade, living below or just slightly above the poverty line ... rates in Asia, the World Bank said.
Sudan: Half of Sudan's Population Living Below the Poverty Line - World Bank
AllAfrica - 4/29/2014 11:59:04 PM
Khartoum — The World Bank's (WB) country director for Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, Bella Bird, said that half of Sudan's population is living below the poverty line and noted that the percentage of poor people in the capital Khartoum has increased by ...