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
Almost Half of 43.7 Million Colombians Live Below the Poverty Line
Uruguay News - 2/12/2020 1:35:00 AM
More than 20 million Colombians, 45.5% of the population live below the poverty line and 16.6% suffer extreme poverty, according to an official report released by the country’s statistics agency ...
Over 30 million Filipinos living below poverty line – report
Gulf News - 1/23/2020 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 ...
An estimated third of the Brazilian population live below the poverty line
Uruguay News - 1/29/2020 3:00:00 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 ...
87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North – World Bank
Ghanaweb.com - 2/11/2020 8:22:00 AM
In the comprehensive report, obtained by one of our correspondents, the World Bank observed that although Nigeria was a richly endowed country, it had a larger proportion of ... of all poor lived in rural areas and 52 per cent of the rural population lived below the poverty line in 2016. In contrast, the poverty rate in urban areas remained ...
Daily Times - 2/11/2020 8:26:00 PM
The poverty and population of the country are rising simultaneously. According to a report ofthe World Bank, 37 percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Controlling population growth should be the top priority of the government but unfortunately, it is not. The vices of poverty are directly interlinked with the economy of the ...
Ethiopia’s economic miracle ride is set to turn into a bumpy road
Quartz - 2/4/2020 10:21:00 AM
In 2000, Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, was the third-poorest country in the world. Its annual GDP per capita was only about $620 (in 2011 dollars). More than 50% of the population lived below the global poverty line, the highest poverty rate in the world. What has happened since is miraculous. According to World Bank ...
Poverty more pronounced in Northern Nigeria - World Bank
Ghanaweb.com - 2/12/2020 9:57:00 AM
The World Bank on Tuesday estimated that 87 percent of all the poor people in Nigeria resides in the northern part of the country. In a report titled ... 64 percent of all poor lived in rural areas and 52 percent of the rural population lived below the poverty line in 2016. In contrast, the poverty rate in urban areas remained stable at ...
The Hindu - 2/14/2020 6:39:00 PM
Half of the population in our country is living at or below the poverty line. Penury is not as much a crime as rapacity. The veneer of prosperity created to impress a world leader cannot make the dehumanising poverty suffered by millions of Indians non-existent. The poverty-stricken slum-dwellers are unlikely to be represented at the high ...
Exploding population | Daily times
Daily Times(PK) on MSN.com - 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan has witnessed an alarming increase in population since its independence. The population was 33 million in 1950; Pakistan was ranked the 14th most populous country in the world. Gradually, the population increased to 34 million in 1951,