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
China claims to have eliminated poverty, but the figures mask harsh challenges
Washington Post - 2/25/2021 5:37:00 PM
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s declaration of “complete victory” over extreme poverty was met with some derision.
Xi Jinping claims victory over poverty but the numbers don’t add up
asianews.it - 2/25/2021 3:01:00 PM
However, the base point is too low; in fact, 13 per cent of the population still lives below the poverty line ... above the World Bank’s lowest threshold of US$ 1.90 but far below what is recommended for measuring higher income countries.
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 ...
Measuring Poverty in Trinidad and Tobago: A Statistical Approach
LinkedIn - 2/15/2021 12:00:00 AM
More than 700 million people across the world live in extreme poverty according to a United Nations (UN) report in 2015. The international poverty line is defined as an income of US$1.
CGTN: Poverty alleviation, a solemn promise fulfilled by Chinese leadership
PR Newswire - 2/22/2021 3:57:00 PM
With its fundamental purpose of serving the people heart and soul, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been devoted to leading the
Over 30 million Filipinos living below poverty line – report
Gulf News - 2/17/2021 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 ...
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,
China Focus: Is China's poverty cure replicable?
Xinhua - 2/25/2021 3:40:00 PM
"Poverty is not socialism," "socialism means eliminating poverty," and "we must keep abreast of the times; that is the purpose of our reform," said Deng Xiaoping, the visionary chief architect of China's reform and opening-up which began in 1978 when the country's incidence of rural poverty was 97.
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.