Middle-income, Grow countries need to continue growing in a way that satisfies their societal needs, but need to do so within planetary boundaries.
They are home to 37% of the world’s population, are industrialising rapidly and building infrastructure to lift their populations out of poverty and accommodate a growing middle class.
They are global manufacturing hubs and the world’s biggest agricultural producers. They use 51% of resources and generate 41% of emissions.
The Grow profile is most relevant to countries in Latin America and Northern Africa, as well as those with an economy in transition in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, plus larger Asian countries. The largest countries in this group are China, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam and Egypt.
To find out what country profile your country belongs to, explore this interactive story and search for your country on the final map.