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 Food and Population Growth
The People's Voice - 4/28/2016 5:44:15 AM
Even as total fertility rates (TFRs) decline in many countries around the world, the world's total human population ... near exponential growth of absolute global human population numbers poses for all great and small living things on Earth in our time.
These countries could see exploding growth
The Business Insider - 4/28/2016 8:03:15 PM
How do you spot a nation with high potential for economic growth ... rates than many other frontier markets – they fall behind in this area. Out of 189 countries, Kuwait and Lebanon were ranked 101st and 123rd in “ease of doing business” by the World ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:38:53 AM
2011 marked the announcement that the world's population had reached 7 billion ... (having more immigration than emigration). Internal growth rates are strongly predicted by factors like the country's age distribution, desired family size, life expectancy ...
How can we boost the global economic recovery?
weforum.org - 4/29/2016 3:15:44 PM
The US was one of the first advanced economies to return to its pre-crisis GDP per working-age population. Our headline unemployment rate has fallen ... pace of economic growth—and to the growth of many other countries around the world—is the less ...
World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after 'success'
CNN - 4/25/2016 6:26:35 PM
According to a separate report from The Lancet, between 2000 and 2009 the global malaria aid budget grew by 28.3%, but since 2010, it's fallen to a negative growth rate of -0.9%. As the world ... population. According to the report, in "success story ...
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 ...
'Cautious' fiscal policy, low inflation helped India reach 7.8% growth, UN official says
Times of India - 4/29/2016 10:15:05 AM
the highest in the region and overall in the world for a large economy. In 2014, the growth rate was 7.3 per cent. On the inflation front, ESCAP estimates last year's rate fell to 5 per cent from 6.7 per cent in 2014, but is expected to rise to 5.2 per ...
The Countries With the Fastest Growing Populations
Fox Business - 8/2/2011 4:12:39 PM
The world s ... effects of the growth will be. Using their analysis, together with data on the local economy, health care, infant mortality rate, and fertility rate, 24/7 Wall St. identified the countries with the fastest growing populations.
World Occupational Health And Safety Day: Expert Bemoans Ghana’s Weak Laws
Modern Ghana - 4/28/2016 9:04:41 AM
The World Occupational ... bemoaned the high rate at which workers in the country are losing theirlives as a result of lack of proper occupational safety management. According to him, Ghana’s economy is growing steadily, with growth been driven by ...
Population Growth Will Exacerbate Problems in Some Developing Countries
News Week - 6/16/2015 2:44:51 PM
“While population growth is only one of many factors affecting the welfare of nations, it is no coincidence that countries with the slowest growing populations in the world today enjoy higher standards of living than countries with rapid rates of ...
India world's second fastest population growth country: UN
YAHOO!TECH - 6/13/2013 11:59:11 PM
Washington, June 14 (ANI): India is world's second fastest population growing country, according to the United Nations ... where the U.N. had expected birth rates to decline more quickly than they have. By far the population to increase the largest ...
South Asia clothing industry can employ millions more women, boost growth - World Bank
Reuters - 4/28/2016 2:48:17 PM
South Asia is best placed to lure these businesses with its lower wages and expanding young population ... rates in the world of about 32 percent, compared with East Asia's 62 percent, the report said. MORE WOMEN WORKERS, FEWER CHILDREN Countries with ...
Why Cities Are So Well-Suited to Renewable-Energy Growth
The Wall Street Journal - 4/29/2016 10:29:24 AM
By that time, two-thirds of the world’s population ... growth? Simply put, cities are where the people are. Locating a large wind or solar power system miles away from consumers can cause up to 15% loss through transmission alone. It can also create ...
Demographics Will Power The World's New Growth Leader: India
Forbes - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The country will soon have 20% of the world’s working-age population, and boasts a birthrate of 2.5 children per woman. The statistics are staggering ... to keep pace with its explosive population growth. Not only does India have a lot of young people ...