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World News: Half of the world's poor live in just 5 countries - World Bank Group

Of the world’s 736 million extreme poor in 2015, 368 million—half of the total—lived in just 5 countries. The 5 countries with the highest number of extreme poor are (in descending order): India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. They also happen to be the most populous countries of South Asia and Sub-Saharan…


Source:blogs.worldbank.org


Posted: 2019-01-09 14:00:00

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