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    Reporting on Population Growth Rates

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    Resource: http://www.prb.org/pdf05/05WorldDataSheet_Eng.pdf (Population Growth Index)

    Consider the following scenario: Eureka! Your company has developed a product that is all but guaranteed to be successful in any country that has a substantial population. The sales and marketing department would like you to do some research and find out what countries would be the most ideal markets for your new product. You will present your findings at a meeting with the board of directors.

    Compile a list of the top ten countries according to population size and include the average population growth rates. Add the potential return of FDI of the top country on the list.

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    Top ten countries as per average annual percent change in population:

    As per nationmaster.com, "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 ...

    Solution Summary

    In about 250 words, including references dispersed throughout, this response provides guidance on how to go about creating a report on population growth rates including information such as average population growth rates, the return of FDI and listing countries in order of population size. Please note that this solution matches information from 2008.