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, 2020See also: Population below poverty line map
Fact Sheet: An Adjustment to Global Poverty Lines
World Bank - 5/2/2022 2:46:00 PM
Why did the World Bank ... back into poverty after a drought, disease, or economic shock. How is the international poverty line derived? We start with the poverty line defined by each country, which usually reflects the amount below which a person ...
Multidimensional Poverty Measure
World Bank - 11/22/2021 11:50:00 AM
shows that over a third of those experiencing multidimensional poverty are not captured by the monetary headcount ratio, in line with prior editions of the report (World Bank, 2018). A country’s MPM is at least as high as or higher than monetary poverty ...
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 5/3/2022 5:07:00 AM
But anyone who lives on US$ 2.00 is still poor by Brazilian standards” A new system implemented by the World Bank to measure the number of people who live below the poverty line has meant that ...
Half a million Kenyans out of extreme poverty
Business Daily Africa - 5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM
World Bank macro poverty outlook estimates the country ... the population in 2020 to 18.8 million or 34.3 percent in 2021. The global lender projects Kenyans living below the poverty line ...
Togo looks like West Africa’s new frontier of violent extremism
Modernghana.com - 5/21/2022 9:25:00 AM
Recent attacks on Togo show that West African states must act quickly and decisively to stop the spread of violent extremism.
80% of Lebanese live below poverty line
The Gulf Today - 5/8/2022 5:13:00 PM
Hundreds of thousands joined the “revolution” in Tripoli, Sidon, Tyre and villages around the country but their demands fell on deaf ears. The regime remained and has been accused by the World Bank ... now live below the poverty line.
Lebanese State Violated Human Rights by Mismanaging Crisis, UN Poverty Envoy Says
U.S. News & World Report - 5/11/2022 11:56:00 AM
Throughout the three-year-old decline, the government and Central Bank have failed to secure the rights of Lebanese to social security, healthcare and an adequate standard of livi
Lebanese state violated human rights by mismanaging crisis, UN poverty envoy says
Reuters - 5/12/2022 11:55:00 AM
Lebanon's economic implosion has seen the local currency lose more than 90% of its value, food prices rise 11-fold and more than three-quarters of the population sink below the poverty line.