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, 2014See also: Population below poverty line map
13.1% of Pakistan’s urban population lives below poverty line, says WB report
Pakistan Today - 9/24/2015 3:09:25 PM
According to a World Bank report, 13.1% or one in eight people living in urban areas live below the national poverty line. Pakistan has the lowest percentage of urban poverty among the top five most populous countries ... the entire population of Mexico ...
World Bank cuts Russia forecast, warns of poverty rise
Yahoo News - 9/30/2015 1:29:14 PM
Moscow (AFP) - The World Bank on Wednesday downgraded its outlook for Russia's economy, warning that a biting recession is deepening and will persist into next year, pushing more people below the poverty line ... said the bank's country director for ...
The World Bank increases its poverty threshold, qualifying millions more as poor
Deseret News National - 9/27/2015 11:55:34 PM
More than an estimated 100 million people around the world became poor last week. Not that they necessarily lost any money, but because the World Bank raised the global poverty line ... the population of the developing world would be left living below ...
Dawn - 9/28/2015 1:57:15 AM
The World Bank reports that Asia’s seventh ... The IMF projects nominal GDP per-capita of $5,612 for 2015. Population below poverty line was 12.6pc in 2012, with over 80pc of the country’s 7.3m poor living in rural areas as of 2013.
Urbanization offers Sri Lanka Major Economic Opportunity, World Bank says
The World Bank - 9/29/2015 5:45:08 AM
Annette Dixon, Vice President for the South Asia Region of the World Bank ... higher in eastern and northern parts of the country, the majority of both the population that lives below the national poverty line and the vulnerable “bottom 40 percent ...
WBG: Peru's robust employment, income growth led to poverty reduction
Andina - 10/2/2015 12:12:18 AM
The effects of robust growth on employment and income have significantly reduced poverty rates and boosted shared prosperity, the World Bank Group ... 2014 the share of the population living below the official extreme poverty line also declined ...
South Asian countries can make better use of Urbanisation: World Bank
Live Mint - 9/24/2015 5:54:03 PM
“Although there has been progress, India and other South Asian countries can make better utilization ... Indians living in urban slums and 13.7% of the urban population below the national poverty line. Urbanisation has been relatively slow in India ...
Poverty: Vulnerable to change
Businessday - 9/28/2015 11:25:45 PM
But that is about to change, he argues, with countries ... in the world. When the World Bank last tweaked its poverty line from $1.08 to $1.25 a day in 2008 it announced that it had found 400m more people — or the equivalent of a third of the population ...
World Bank report: India’s urbanisation messy & hidden
Financial Express - 9/24/2015 10:33:13 PM
India’s urbanisation is “messy and hidden”, says a report by the World Bank, citing the country ... as well as the 13.7% of the urban population that lives below the national poverty line. It is also reflected in the increasing uncontrolled expansion ...
Floating schools help buoy up Bangladesh's remote communities
The Guardian - 10/2/2015 6:24:32 AM
In the rural areas of Bangladesh, where 70% of inhabitants live below the poverty line, accessing education ... Dhaka has the highest population growth in the world, with 3.4 million people living in slums. Almost a third do not have access to sanitation.
When bigotry rides high
Arab News - 10/3/2015 1:01:13 AM
Duncan is a small town in a northwestern corner of South Carolina, with a total area of 3.5 square miles and a majority white, blue-color population, twenty percent of whom live below the poverty line ... and the outside world is an enigma.
Thai premier to UN: poverty and social inequality greatest threats
Asia News - 10/1/2015 11:36:30 PM
Despite the number of people living below the poverty line having fallen steadily in ... and the fact that only a minority of the population owns most of the land and natural resources of the country. Over the past 50 years, Thailand has increased the ...
Sudan Report on Out of School Children (4)
Sudan Vision - 9/30/2015 6:44:12 PM
The World Bank’s 2009 Country Economic Memorandum highlighted this ... According to the 2009 National Budget Household Health Survey, 46.6 per cent of the population is below the national poverty line. Poverty, moreover, takes on a spatial and regional ...
Poverty, education issues caused by the wealth gap
Pensacola News Journal - 9/25/2015 4:26:58 PM
Outzen, working with the Haas Center, cites the following statistics: One third of the 23 percent African-American population in the city lives below the poverty line with an African ... easier to navigate the outside world. Depressions and recessions ...
Indian urbanisation messy, reforms needed: World Bank
India - 9/24/2015 2:52:07 AM
New Delhi, Sep 24: Terming India’s urbanisation as “messy and hidden”, a World Bank report today called ... 13.7 per cent of urban population lived below the national poverty line.”If managed well, urbanisation can lead to sustainable growth.