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, 2012See also: Population growth rate map
A New Global Divide: More Than Half of the World's Population Lives in Countries That Are Falling Behind in Sustainable Development
Andhra News - 5/28/2015 2:21:26 AM
More than half of the global population lives in countries that are weak and falling behind the rest of the world across four key sustainability ... The U.S. and Germany, for example, both posted growth rates of about 1.1 percent annually during the ...
Joint UN report says rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts
UN News Centre - 5/27/2015 5:10:15 PM
“We must invest in rural areas so that our nations can have balanced growth and so that the ... situations causing higher hunger rates in countries suffering from them. Yet, alongside these challenges, the world population has grown by 1.9 billion ...
World’s Growing Population Spurring Demand for WIRT; Market to Swell by 43%
University Chronicle - 5/28/2015 1:34:19 PM
older cities with rapid population growth are susceptible to water infrastructure issues because their systems tend to be aged and stressed. “The population of the world has been growing at an average annual rate of close to 1.6% from 1950 to 2014 ...
Rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts: UN report
Business Recorder - 5/27/2015 8:02:03 PM
"We must invest in rural areas so that our nations can have balanced growth and so that the ... situations causing higher hunger rates in countries suffering from them. Yet, alongside these challenges, the world population has grown by 1.9 billion since ...
Know how and why India leads the world’s Internet user growth across all platforms
businessinsider.in - 5/28/2015 10:21:03 AM
The global Internet user growth ... rates are slowing down. But there's no stopping India. The country is leading in both fronts. It added a substantial 33% users, and a titanic 55% smartphone users to the numbers. India, Brazil, and China are leading the ...
Rising Mobile Broadband Accessibility and Usage Impacting Global Social and Economic Growth
Tech Zone 360 - 5/28/2015 5:37:42 PM
The organization found that ICT growth ... developing countries. Mobile broadband coverage has rapidly expanded with 47 percent global penetration this year, a 12-fold increase since 2007. The ITU also found that 69 percent of the world population will ...
Fastest growth in polymer demand expected in Indian subcontinent until 2020
Plastemart - 5/28/2015 6:39:08 AM
The Indian sub-continent has established itself as the most exciting and dynamic emerging market in the world and is one full of potential and investment opportunities. With a population greater ... region’s current rate of growth its thermoplastics ...
Major Infrastructure Projects: the Key to Growth and Development in Emerging Countries?
GroundReport - 5/28/2015 10:42:31 AM
As all the stakeholders involved in this kind of projects, Esam Janahi – who was granted an Honorary Doctorate from The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations for his contribution towards accelerating growth in emerging countries in 2008 ...
11 Countries With the Highest Rates of Kidnapping in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/28/2015 6:10:30 AM
Today’s world can be quite a dangerous place, especially for tourists and the population of the 11 countries with the highest rates of kidnapping. Be it for political reasons, ransom money or as a blow in a conflict between two opposed groups ...
Fewer hungry people in world despite wars, poverty: United Nations
The Indian Express - 5/28/2015 3:11:33 AM
Countries in East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean showed the most progress in reducing hunger, thanks in part to economic growth that didn ... in much of the developing world — even though the world’s population had grown by 1.9 billion people ...
Digi-Capital Analytical Report: Mobile Internet Industry and Growth of mCommerce by 2018.
mobilemag.com - 5/28/2015 9:09:28 AM
The mobile world is ... by 2018- the rate of growth of mobile ad spend is much faster than the mCommerce market. While Asia will dominate the mCommerce market, America will influence the ad spend in a phenomenal way. It will beat countries like China ...
How the world’s populations are changing, in one map
Washington Post - 10/30/2013 11:58:59 PM
you'll see that birth rates there are pretty low, typically quite close to zero. That's bad news; while too-fast population growth is bad, countries do want some growth, and after centuries of booms, the Western world is seeing that growth slow.
The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Project - 4/2/2015 1:43:28 PM
all of the world’s major religious groups are poised for at least some growth in absolute numbers in the coming decades. The global Buddhist population is expected to be fairly stable because of low fertility rates and aging populations in countries such ...
World's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth
Times Union - 5/27/2015 3:37:12 PM
U.S. officials are pressing countries such as Germany ... on Ukraine are potential risks to growth. -The economies of Europe and the United States are growing, but not as quickly as hoped. The jobless rate remains high in Europe. -The U.S. Federal Reserve ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
Daily News Egypt - 12/29/2014 9:08:24 AM
This number is double the rate of population growth in developing countries ... into a serious crisis that would lead Egypt to be one of the poorest countries in the whole world, regardless of the huge amounts of natural resources it has.