Status on cost of establishing a business (compared to per capita income)
Bureaucracy and administration by local and national government can present a stumbling block for establishing businesses - in particular for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Removing and simplifying these procedures increases the possibilities - in particular for the rural population.
28 Sep 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Economies at risk - disasters, poverty and agricultural dependence
Natural disasters and conflict disrupts the livelihoods and financial stability of countries, and the people. A high dependence on agriculture signifies a high sensitivity to changes in the environment, such as drought and floods. This map highlights countries with high shares of agrilculture, and also countries with high incidence of poverty, another factor in assessing the vulernability of rural population.
07 Nov 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Demography of the Caucausus ecoregion, rural and urban population
The Caucasus ecoregion, which includes the countries of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, and parts of Russia, Turkey and Iran, has three main urban centres - Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku. Rural population is primarily distributed on the plains and coasts.
29 Jan 2008 - by Manana Kurtubadze
Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)
According to the latest UN estimates, almost all of the
world’s population growth between 2000 and 2030 will be
concentrated in urban areas in developing countries (Figure
32). By 2030, almost 60% of the people in developing
countries will live in cities (FAO, 2003). If present trends
continue, urban population will equal rural population by
02 Feb 2009 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Rural and urban population in the Barents region
The Barents Region is a European Region, populated by 4.4 million inhabitants. The urban levels compared to the rural levels of the major population groups of this area are demonstrated on the graphic. (Please note that the The Barents Euro-Arctic Council has expanded the membership since 1998)
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal