Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Population growth rate map
World Bank/IMF: Migration from poor countries to richer regions to be permanent feature of global economy
The Sofia Globe - 10/8/2015 1:48:23 PM
World population growth is expected to slow to 1 per cent from more ... of youth will contribute to economic stability and development and will help countries lower fertility rates, which contributes to stronger growth.” Countries that are lagging ...
India's poverty rate lowest among nations with poor population: World Bank
IN - 10/6/2015 6:41:16 AM
Washington: India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population ... world needs "additional shoulders" other than China to push economic growth ...
Poverty to fall below 10% of world’s population - World Bank
Ghana Web - 10/6/2015 11:30:35 PM
It forecasts that the proportion of the world's population in this category will fall from ... The World Bank says the downward trend was due to strong growth rates in developing countries and investments in education, health, and social safety nets.
Wealthy countries urged to embrace migration
Financial Times - 10/8/2015 4:15:43 AM
“Half of the world’s population will be in countries that will experience slowdowns in population growth, with rising shares of the ... The main reason for that is a halving of the world’s fertility rate and vast improvements in life expectancy.
Demographic dividend will be useless if jobs absent
BusinessMirror. - 10/8/2015 4:04:23 PM
The demographic dividend that will speed up the country’s growth rate will only be realized if there are enough jobs to match the growing working-age population, the World Bank said. In a report titled “Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016: Development ...
Fewer People Than Ever Live in Poverty — But the World’s Poorest People Are Still Screwed
Vice News - 10/7/2015 11:04:56 AM
The World Bank announced recently that a mere 702 million people — about 9.2 percent of the global population — now ... reasonably well to income growth in these countries. Specifically, Asia saw its poverty rates drop about 3 percentage points to ...
World Bank projects SSA’s growth to slow to 3.7%
Businessday - 10/5/2015 11:53:14 PM
The World Bank ... Africa countries are continuing to grow, albeit at a slower pace, due to a more challenging economic environment and that growth will slow in 2015 to 3.7 percent from 4.6 percent in 2014, reaching the lowest growth rate since 2009 ...
Africa faces challenge of sustaining growth in weak global economy’
The Guardian - Nigeria - 10/7/2015 11:43:42 PM
reaching the lowest growth rate since 2009, according to new World Bank projections. In a statement, the World Bank said that Sub-Saharan Africa countries are continuing to grow, albeit at a slower pace, due to challenging economic environment The latest ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
Because the internal and external factors vary greatly across countries, there are sharp national differences in projected population growth ... projections and total fertility rates for this article came from the World Population Prospects 2010.
10 per cent global poverty level excites World Bank
The Nation - 10/5/2015 11:53:14 PM
Rapid population growth remains a key factor blunting progress in many countries – as this year ... The updated global poverty line and rate are based on newly-available price data from across the world – impacting not only where the global poverty ...
World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time
16 WAPT - 10/5/2015 5:48:10 PM
Global poverty rates are improving ... more entrenched in countries that are either conflict ridden or too dependent on commodity exports. "There is some turbulence ahead," said World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu. "The economic growth outlook is ...
Global extreme poverty rate to fall below 10 percent for first time ever, Washington Post reports
The Times-Picayune - 10/6/2015 3:59:36 PM
A quarter century ago more than one-third of the world's population was considered to be living ... The World Bank credits the shift to strong growth in developing countries and ongoing education, health and social safety investments, though it ...
Rise of Minority Muslim Population Poses Challenge to India’s Democracy
Yale Global Online - 10/8/2015 3:14:17 PM
Worldwide Muslims have the highest fertility rate and the ... growth (The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050; PEW 2015) The Sachar Committee carried out extensive consultations throughout the country to document Muslim ...
World economic leaders tackle slow growth, climate change
Terra Daily - 10/8/2015 6:17:25 AM
Yi meanwhile welcomed the agreement by 12 Pacific Rim countries led by the United ... After decades of break-neck expansion, the world's second-largest economy is set to slow to 6.3-percent growth next year, its lowest rate in 25 years, the IMF predicted.
Global poverty to fall below 10% for first time –World Bank
NATIONAL MIRROR - 10/6/2015 11:09:06 PM
According to Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, the continued major reductions in poverty were due to strong growth rates in developing countries in recent ... people or 12.8 per cent of the global population in 2012 to 702 million people ...