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
Ending global poverty
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 9/12/2020 4:17:00 AM
Countries reached this agreement a half-century ago in a world in which global poverty was at very ... are those in developing countries living above the $1.90 poverty line, but below the $13 vulnerability-to-future-poverty threshold.
Opinion: China's poverty alleviation -- a global contribution
Xinhua - 9/19/2020 11:26:00 AM
If eradicating poverty can be achieved in such a big and formerly impoverished country like China, other countries are hopeful they can do it as well. BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- As the raging COVID-19 pandemic is dragging an increasing number of people into poverty across the world,
17.1% of population living in households below at-risk-of-poverty threshold – NSO
The Malta Independent - 8/20/2020 12:29:00 PM
2019 survey shows that 17.1% of the Maltese population, that is 82,758 persons, are living in household with a national equivalised income below the at-risk-of-poverty line. This translates into ...
Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
The Daily Star - 8/26/2020 10:17:00 PM
Countries reached this agreement a half-century ago in a world in which global poverty ... countries living above the USD 1.90 poverty line, but below the USD 13 vulnerability-to-future-poverty ...
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 8/29/2020 9:35:00 AM
But anyone who lives on US$ 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 ...
Covid-19 Live Updates: Gates Foundation Report Paints a Grim Global Picture
New York Times - 9/15/2020 9:53:00 AM
The pandemic has set back public health by years, but in an interview with The Times, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid.
Afghanistan Flash Surveys to Glean Data on Perceptions of Women, Peace, the Economy, and Covid-19
The Asia Foundation - 9/16/2020 8:14:00 PM
A new series of quarterly assessments comes at a pivotal moment for Afghanistan, as peace talks open with the Taliban and Covid-19 runs unchecked in the population.
Survey shows Maryland’s poverty rates — and the racial gap beneath them
WTOP News - 9/6/2020 8:50:00 PM
Nearly 40 million Americans are living below ... the poverty line. This is one of the lowest rates in the country, ranking 49th overall, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s five-year ...
BREAKING: Nigeria Becomes World Capital For Under-five Deaths
Sahara Reporters - 9/10/2020 2:55:00 AM
Nigeria has overtaken India as the world ... poverty line. “By international poverty line of PPP-corrected $1.90 per capita per day, an estimated 49.2 per cent of the population lived below ...