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's extreme poverty population to now account for less than 10%, says World Bank
Firstpost - 10/5/2015 11:07:18 AM
New York: The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall for the first time below 10% of the ... global population in 2012. The global development lender attributed the continued fall in poverty to strong economic growth rates in emerging ...
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 ...
World Bank says India’s poverty rate lowest among nations with poor populations
businessinsider.in - 10/5/2015 12:54:41 PM
The report has also stated that the number of poor people across the world is likely to go down by 10% of the global population this year ... in poverty were because of strong growth rates in developing countries, investment in people's education, health ...
World Bank: Extreme poverty 'to fall below 10%'
BBC - 10/6/2015 10:51:48 AM
1999: 1,747 billion = 29% of world's population. 2012: 902 million = 12.8% of ... The World Bank says the downward trend is due to strong growth rates in developing countries and investments in education, health, and social safety nets.
Kenya's economic growth could be highest in sub Sahara Africa - World Bank
Daily Nation - 10/6/2015 11:20:26 AM
A new World Bank report predicts ... and Rwanda are set to see even higher growth at over seven per cent of GDP However it warned that African countries “continue to face a stubbornly high birth rate, which has limited the impact of the past two decades ...
Global Poverty Rate Likely to Fall Below 10 Percent For the First Time: World Bank
News Week - 10/5/2015 2:27:44 PM
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall for the first time below 10 percent of the world's population in 2015 ... in poverty to strong economic growth rates in emerging markets, particularly ...
Poverty to fall below 10% of world’s population - World Bank
Ghana Web - 10/6/2015 9:40:13 AM
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.
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 ...
World poverty to drop below 10% for first time
France 24 - 10/5/2015 8:18:29 PM
The rate of extreme poverty is likely ... history that can end extreme poverty,” the World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim said. Kim put the reductions in poverty down to strong growth rates in developing countries and investment in education, health ...
Poverty rate in India lowest among nations with poor population
Live Mint - 10/5/2015 10:24:21 AM
According to the report, the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to under 10% of the global population in 2015 ... in poverty were due to strong growth rates in developing countries in recent years, investments ...
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 ...
Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015
unmultimedia.org - 10/5/2015 8:47:07 PM
That's down from 902 million people or 12.8 per cent of the global population in 2012. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that the reductions in poverty were due to strong growth rates in developing countries in recent years. But he said there ...
Africa’s economic growth will slow to 3.7% in 2015 — World Bank
Vanguard - 10/5/2015 11:10:17 PM
The World ... population saw progress in all dimensions of well-being, particularly in health (maternal mortality, under-5 mortality) and primary school enrollment, where the gender gap shrank. Yet African countries continue to face a stubbornly high birth ...
Egypt: World Bank Projects World Poverty to Fall Below 10 Percent, Impact On Egypt Unlikely
AllAfrica - 10/6/2015 9:54:32 AM
However, Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country with a population of 89.6 million ... she said. "In Egypt's case, growth rates are improving but are still insufficient," Laithy said, adding that there are multiple factors contributing to unequal ...
World Bank: Poverty rate to fall below key level
The Rakyat Post - 10/5/2015 10:17:12 AM
In 2012, that number stood at 902 million, or about 13% of the world population. It stood at 29% in 1999. Kim said the continuing decline in extreme poverty is the result of dynamic economic growth in developing ... some African countries have seen ...