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, 2019See also: Population below poverty line map
East Asia poverty could rise for first time in 20 years due to the pandemic, World Bank says
CNBC on MSN.com - 9/29/2020 7:49:13 AM
The World Bank said as many as 38 million more people could fall below the poverty line this year, defined as income of $5.50 per day.
Lebanon: 60% of population living below poverty line-cabinet
Ansamed - 9/22/2020 2:26:00 PM
(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, SEPTEMBER 22 - Over half of the Lebanese are living below the poverty line and a ... past few weeks: ''the World Bank - Abi Ali was quoted as saying by local media on Tuesday - stated that 45% of the Lebanese population is below the ...
How the pandemic deepened the poverty pit
The Irish Times - 9/24/2020 11:56:00 AM
Being poor is like trying to climb out of a pit while roped together with your family. At the bottom of the pit – below the international poverty line of $1.90 (€1.63) per person a day – the water is filthy,
NESDC sees poverty surge
Bangkok Post - 9/28/2020 12:47:00 AM
The number of people living in poverty is likely to surge this year because of a poor economy, the ongoing trade war, technological disruption and the deadly virus outbreak, warns the government's planning unit.
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 8/29/2020 9:35:00 AM
But anyone who lives on US$ 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 ...
Over 30 million Filipinos living below poverty line – report
Gulf News - 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
More than 40 per cent of the Philippines 76.5 million inhabitants are living below the poverty line, a report by ... commission also warned that country's rapid population growth could also ...