Demography

The World population has almost tripled from 2.5 billion people in 1950 to 7.3 billion in 2016. This global growth is taking place unevenly across the world. While the population of African countries is steadily increasing, many industrialized countries are seeing a decline as they fail to reach replacement rates.

Key Insight

  • Least developed countries will continue to experience rapid population growth, which will exacerbate humanitarian situations.