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Poverty in Jordan one of the lowest in Arab world, statistics


[11/16/2019 8:16:16 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordan has one of the lowest poverty rates in the Arab world, which was at 15.7 per cent in 2017, according to Department of Statistics Director General Qasim Al Zoubi.

He told Petra in an interview on Saturday that based on up-to-date data and studies conducted by the department, the "living situation in the Kingdom still retains its status in the extreme poverty margin."

Zoubi said that international bodies monitoring poverty levels across the world adopt the department's data, which are conducted in line with scientific standards used in the countries of the world.

He pointed out that recent government statements on poverty corroborated that the absolute poverty rate in Jordan had reached 15.7 per cent, and that the most important part of the poverty line figures is how to address its impact.

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