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
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 2/17/2021 4:14:00 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 ...
Pandemic Highlights Japan's Poverty and Food Insecurity
Link TV - 3/2/2021 5:36:00 PM
"Many friends were in the same boat — they worked at eateries that were hit because of the coronavirus." As job losses surge due to the pandemic, demand for food handouts has skyrocketed in Japan, prompting the government to release stockpiled rice to charities for the first time last May.
CGTN: Poverty alleviation, a solemn promise fulfilled by Chinese leadership
PR Newswire - 2/22/2021 8:57:00 PM
With its fundamental purpose of serving the people heart and soul, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been devoted to leading the
Has China lifted 100 million out of poverty?
BBC News on MSN.com - 2/28/2021 12:57:55 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country has reached the ambitious goal set when he assumed office in 2012 of lifting 100 million people out of poverty.But what has China actually achieved?We've compared the Chinese data with global poverty figures compiled by the World Bank.
Eradicating absolute poverty amid pandemic to benefit world: UAE ambassador
Xinhua - 2/26/2021 1:55:00 PM
The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) ambassador to China, Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, has praised China's achievements of eradicating absolute poverty despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The achievements showed the country's high-standard planning,
China's poverty eradication: what has been achieved?
YAHOO!News - 2/24/2021 2:59:00 AM
China's poverty line is around $2.30 a day -- slightly above the World Bank's lowest threshold of $1.90 but below what is recommended for measuring higher income countries. Local officials have gone door-to-door to determine who is impoverished,
Xi leads fight against poverty
The Manila Times on MSN.com - 2/24/2021 3:35:37 AM
When Xi Jinping became China’s top leader in 2012, he inherited a mission China had striven to achieve for generations, which is eradicating absolute poverty. The entire system was mobilized to help the rural indigent population,
Nigeria’s President Buhari Sets Up Council to Boost Growth, Cut Poverty
Bloomberg - 2/24/2021 2:53:00 PM
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari established a new team to work on boosting growth and reducing poverty in Africa’s biggest economy.