Bangladesh has had a history of natural disasters, instability and internal strife. It is also one of the least developed countries. According to Government figures, just less than 40 per cent of the world’s population lives below the national poverty line.
India is a country of great contrasts. This is evident in various arenas, cultural, religious and also in its economy. The divide is more pronounced in the rural areas where the majority of the population continues living in penury. While the top 10 percent of the Indian population earns 33 percent of the total income, a quarter earns less than the government specified poverty threshold of $0.40/day.
Nepal belongs to the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs). According to the World Bank, with a per capita income of USD 400 (2009), Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and the poorest in the region.
One third of the population lives below the poverty line of USD per day.
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