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
'We squandered a decade': world losing fight against poverty, says UN academic
The Guardian on MSN.com - 7/7/2020 11:46:35 AM
Goal to eradicate poverty by 2030 ‘completely off track’, says outgoing special rapporteur, with Covid-19 likely to impoverish millions more
World Bank: 96 Million Nigerians Will Be Living in Poverty by 2022
This Day - 6/28/2020 3:44:00 AM
Tobi Soniyi The COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to drive up the poverty rate in Nigeria, pushing almost 6 million additional people into poverty by 2022, the World Bank has said In a report released last week,
First Stimulus Check Prevented Around 12.5 Million Americans from Poverty, Study Finds
Newsweek - 7/6/2020 3:39:00 PM
Though the first stimulus bill prevented millions of Americans from falling below the poverty line, researchers warned that could change if another stimulus package isn't passed soon.
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 6/14/2020 5:16:00 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 ...
Human Rights Council holds interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
ReliefWeb - 7/7/2020 3:30:00 PM
English News and Press Release on World and 2 other countries about Protection and Human Rights, Recovery and Reconstruction, Children, Women and Epidemic; published on 07 Jul 2020 by UN HRC
Ending poverty in 2020 was going to be Xi's crowning achievement. Coronavirus might have ruined it
CNN on MSN.com - 7/2/2020 2:24:27 AM
This was supposed to be the year that Beijing would announce it had ended absolute poverty in China, fulfilling a key pledge of President Xi Jinping and one of the founding missions of the Chinese Communist Party.
Pandemic may push 50 million Africans into extreme poverty
The Jamaica Observer - 7/7/2020 7:38:00 PM
Nearly 50 million Africans could be driven into extreme poverty in the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said today. Roughly a third of the continent — 425 million people — was already expected to live below the international poverty line of US$1.
Indonesia now upper middle-income country, World Bank says
The Jakarta Post - 7/2/2020 10:50:00 AM
The classifications, which are updated annually on July 1, are based on gross national income (GNI) per capita. Southeast Asia’s biggest economy saw its GNI per capita rise to US$4,050 in 2019, surpassing the income threshold for upper-middle income,
World Agencies Step In as Pandemic Poverty Hits Artisanal Miners
New York Times - 6/26/2020 11:56:00 AM
From a $15 million World Bank fund to an experimental gold-buying project in Burkina Faso, development agencies are delivering financial aid to subsistence miners the COVID-19 pandemic has impoverished.