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
Sluggish world growth derailing UN plan to end poverty
Yahoo News - 1/17/2017 4:16:03 PM
The world economy expanded by just 2.2 percent in 2016 - the slowest rate of growth since the 2009 recession ... Nearly 35 percent of the population in the least developed countries may remain in extreme poverty unless there is a surge in growth rates ...
UN: World economy has not emerged from slow growth period
jokpeme.com - 1/17/2017 11:25:33 PM
A new report says the world economy has not yet emerged ... Nearly 35 percent of the population in the least developed countries may remain in extreme poverty unless there is a surge in growth rates, warned the report. Meanwhile, the UN announced that ...
Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report
UN News Centre - 1/16/2017 11:55:22 PM
According to the UN flagship World Economic Situation Prospects 2017 report (WESP), the world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest rate of growth since ... 35 per cent of the population in [least developed countries] may remain ...
Study: 8 people have same wealth as world's poorest half
USA Today - 1/16/2017 12:18:02 AM
although it also can increase inequality within countries at the same time, Martins says. For example, he points to the emergence of China and India, which together account for about a third of the world's population with economic growth rates of 6% to 7%.
Hydropower Can Facilitate South Asian Growth and Collaboration
brinknews.com - 1/18/2017 11:24:22 PM
The UN notes that while the 48 LDCs—of which nine are in Asia—comprise around 880 million people (or 12 percent of the world population) they face such serious structural barriers to growth that ... In Asia, these countries are likely to include ...
Net Migration and Economic Growth Around the World – 1958 to the Present
angrybearblog.com - 1/15/2017 7:43:02 AM
Net migration is defined by the World Bank as the number of immigrants (coming into a country ... the percentage of the population that had migrated over 34 years, and compared that to the growth rate from the following year to 2015, which is a period ...
Pakistan on track of sustainable growth, ready to do business with world: PM Nawaz
Pakistan Today - 1/19/2017 2:11:59 PM
DAVOS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan was being now on the track of sustainable growth and was ready to ... the fourth largest milk producing country with third largest livestock population in the world with significant potential for ...
Organising for growth and development
Business Recorder - 1/19/2017 8:14:05 AM
ARTICLE: Pakistan is world's sixth largest country ... population is under the age of 25. To gainfully employ this youth bulge almost 2.5 to 3 million new jobs are needed every year. This is only possible if we grow our economy at double digits rates ...
Baby Diapers Market by Products - East Africa Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024
prnewswire.com - 1/18/2017 11:17:12 PM
LONDON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This report provides strategic analysis of East Africa baby diapers market, and the market growth ... population with high birth rate is one of the major factors boosting the demand for baby diapers in countries ...
World Bank projects 3,8 percent GDP growth rate for Zimbabwe in 2017
financialgazette.co.zw - 1/11/2017 1:52:51 PM
THE World Bank has projected a 3,8 percent economic growth rate for Zimbabwe in 2017, a figure 1,8 percentage points lower than June projections but more optimistic than the 1,7 percent the country ... barely above population growth, and by 3,6 percent ...
Population Growth By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
The population of the world has now surpassed 7 billion people, and it continues to increase at an alarming rate. Growth rates tend to vary from considerably from country to country, and, ironically, developing countries tend to experience higher rates of ...
10 Countries With the Largest Projected Population Growth: American Exceptionalism
The Huffington Post - 1/31/2012 6:41:52 PM
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 Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
Despite a world population growth rate of 1.2 per cent - according to UN data from 2010, revised in 2012 - the West is seeing lower population rates, usually below 10 per cent and birth rates substantially lower compared to developing countries.
Real GDP in sub-Saharan Africa forecast to grow by 2.9% in 2017
Ghana Business News - 1/19/2017 11:41:40 AM
The real Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to grow by 2.9 per cent in 2017 barely above population growth, according to the Global Economic Prospects report 2017. The report released by the World Bank Group stated that ...
Uganda on Track to Have World's Highest Population Growth
worldwatch.org - 1/7/2017 11:58:53 PM
Uganda’s current growth rate is 3.1 percent, while the world average is 1.2 percent. The Ugandan government’s lack of commitment to family planning is the main reason for the country’s extraordinary population growth, says Haub. The PRB study ...