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
World Bank Report Provides New Data to Help Ensure Urban Growth Benefits the Poor
The World Bank - 1/26/2015 2:18:47 PM
SINGAPORE, January 26, 2015 — Almost 200 million people moved to urban areas in East Asia from 2000-2010 – a figure that would be the world’s sixth-largest population for any single country ... shape and scale of the growth so they can get ...
Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming
Los Angeles Times - 1/26/2015 6:22:10 PM
So even though the highest rates of population growth are in the poorest and least educated countries — Africa's population is expected to triple by the end of the century — any attempt to address the issue will have to target the industrialized world ...
Why we should follow the natural rate of interest
Financial Post - 1/26/2015 5:39:13 PM
While some model architects knew that constant population growth was necessary for ... It’s time to abandon the notion that world interest rates are going back up to historic levels — at least in countries that have migrated into the borrower’s ...
Agriculture GDP growth has accelerated to 3.3% in 11th plan
Economic Times - 1/26/2015 9:18:08 AM
COIMBATORE: Agriculture GDP growth has accelerated in the 11th plan, to an average rate of 3.3 per ... to feed the fast growing population, with more than a quarter of them still estimated to be below the poverty line, the country needs to produce more ...
World Bank urges inclusive-growth focus all over PH, not just in urban areas
Inquirer - 1/26/2015 12:24:15 PM
World Bank economists told a videoconference that given ... national government must come up with a governance model that would promote inclusive growth across the country. “The urban landscape of the Philippines is polarized, with one megacity urban ...
Philippines' urban density getting worse - World Bank
ABS-CBN News - 1/26/2015 3:41:42 AM
MANILA, Philippines – The country's ... country’s urban population,” the report said. Metro Manila’s land area has expanded in the last 10 years, but the report said the expansion grew at a much slower rate compared with the growth in population.
Afghanistan faces economic crisis as international aid money leaves and growth stalls
FOX News - 1/26/2015 7:37:55 AM
Economic growth that was above 14 percent in 2012 will fall to just 1.4 percent this year, the World Bank predicts. In recent months, fears about the state of the economy have outstripped security concerns in opinion polls taken across the country.
World Week Ahead: Until Fed Adjudicates, It’s ECB Bazooka vs. Greek Rebellion
The Wall Street Journal - 1/26/2015 2:47:25 PM
Syriza wanting to renege on the terms of the country ... rates in the months ahead, this will likely drive even more fund flows into the dollar. How the Fed views that ECB move will be key. If it interprets it as an effective move to restore growth ...
How human capital pushes growth, by surveyors
The Nation - 1/26/2015 11:01:21 PM
The guest lecturer, Mrs. Paulina Adebusoye, who spoke on the theme: Improving human capital in a competitive world, said in recent years, the country had experienced sustained economic growth as exemplified ... While a large population is good for creating ...
Nigeria: Chidoka Reviews Nigeria's Economic Growth, Hopeful on Better Nation
AllAfrica - 1/26/2015 6:47:49 AM
Nigeria is seen by the whole world as a country that holds great opportunities for her citizens with projections that its economy would continue to grow at the rate of over six per cent for the next 20 years. Chidoka, who stated this when he delivered the ...
World Misery Index: Serbia one of the poorest countries in the world
InSerbia - 1/25/2015 5:44:35 AM
According to the list of the most poor countries in the world, published by Cato Institute ... “Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 109 ...
Population growth rate in Egypt 4 times that of developed countries
MENAFN - 12/30/2014 6:15:25 AM
Although the population's growth rate affects its financial and social situation ... 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.
China Gender Imbalance ‘Most Serious’ in the World
China Digital Times - 1/26/2015 7:37:55 AM
China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Wednesday that the country ... weighing on growth prospects. The working-age population — those aged 16 to 59 — fell 3.71 million last year, the National Bureau of Statistics ...
New WB report projects 4.5% economic growth rate for Ghana
Ghana Web - 1/16/2015 1:30:24 AM
The country will record a 4.5 percent economic growth rate for this year, according to World Bank's report on economic prospects for countries around the world. The projection by the World Bank is far higher than government’s own estimates of 3.9% for ...
Gulf population growth rate highest in world
Gulf News - 4/7/2002 11:57:39 PM
The population growth rate in the region's six states has been among the highest in the world during the last few decades ... the total fertility rate is estimated to have declined in the Gulf countries during a period of slightly more than one decade ...