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 ...
5 Fastest Growing Religions in Europe and The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/11/2015 12:40:24 PM
Since the 19th century, the religious demographics throughout the world has changed dramatically. Countries with historically largest Christian population are ... atheism was growing at a rate of 0.8% from 2007 to 2012. This growth of atheism in North ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Migration, an engine of economic growth: World Bank
indileak.com - 10/9/2015 4:36:01 AM
Lima: The World Bank, in its 2015/2016 Global Monitoring ... “At the same time, more than three-quarters of global growth is generated in higher-income countries with much-lower fertility rates, fewer people of working age, and rising numbers of the ...
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 ...
Rise in Large Scale Refugees Triggers New International Population Order
Inter Press Service - 10/7/2015 7:54:39 PM
World population growth is expected to slow to 1.0 percent from ... At the same time, more than three-quarters of global growth is generated in higher-income countries with much-lower fertility rates, fewer people of working age, and rising numbers of ...
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 ...
Africa faces challenge of sustaining growth in weak global economy’
The Guardian - Nigeria - 10/8/2015 12:43:58 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 ...
Biopesticides Market – North America Expected the High Growth Rate by 2015 – 2021
Busbyway - 10/9/2015 7:45:07 PM
Asia Pacific is one the potential markets for growth of biopesticides. Asia-Pacific accounts around 30% total land available on earth and around 60% of total world population ... for biopesticides market in many countries. Asia Pacific is expected to ...
Rise Of Minority Muslim Population Poses Challenge To India’s Democracy – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 10/9/2015 5:14:47 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 ...
Food insecurity in Pakistan
Pakistan Observer - 10/13/2015 12:20:44 AM
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - The rate of growth of population in Pakistan is much higher ... recognised as one of the causes of militancy in the world and Pakistan being one of the lowest ranking countries on the Food Security Risk Index is vulnerable ...
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 ...