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
World Bank approves cash assistance to crisis-struck Lebanon
Associated Press - 1/13/2021 10:46:00 AM
The World Bank approved a $246 million loan to Lebanon to provide emergency cash assistance to nearly 800,000 Lebanese reeling under the country’s compounded economic and
Rise in Food Prices Due to Escalating Conflict Tips More People into Poverty in the Central African Republic
World Bank - 1/16/2021 8:46:00 AM
According to the latest « Price monitoring Bulletin » produced by Central African Institute for Statistics, Economic and Social Studies (ICASEES) with support from the World Bank, the prices of basic imported food products,
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 12/22/2020 2:37:00 PM
But anyone who lives on US$ 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 ...
Tackling poverty in the North
The Sun - 12/17/2020 4:03:00 AM
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently revealed that the poverty level in the country ... s population currently lives below the extreme poverty line. In fact, the World Poverty Clock ...
'Poverty line' concept debunked by new machine learning model
Phys.org - 12/18/2020 9:11:00 AM
Mathematicians have used machine learning to develop a new model for measuring poverty in different countries ... Poverty Line at US$1.90 per day, with around 10% of the world's population ...
Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State
MSN - 11/30/2020 3:35:00 PM
In most of the United States, an individual with an annual income of $12,760 or less is classified as living below the poverty line. Though the share of the population living on such low incomes ...
Kidnapping by Government-Backed Gangs Is Surging in Haiti
VICE - 1/13/2021 2:55:00 PM
Demanding a ransom can seem an easy money in a country where 60 percent of people live below the poverty line.
The state’s role in alleviating poverty
The Express Tribune - 1/11/2021 3:55:00 AM
What is the role of the state in alleviating poverty; particularly in its absolutist forms? This question has been asked for ages but no definite answer has been provided. Some answers have been found in both the developed and developing parts of the world.