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Demographics

What's Changing? - Migration

Migration

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issues an annual report concerning the approximately 21 million people worldwide falling under its mandate: refugees forced to leave their countries due to war, political, racial or religious persecution, as internally displaced persons, or as repatriates on their way back home.  An interactive visualisation gives an insight into the flows and connections of global flight and expulsion.

As Western populations live ever longer, they will need more nurses, care assistants, housekeepers and cleaners. The demand for highly skilled workers will therefore grow too, and countries will start to compete more fiercely for mobile talent. Migration will “define our future” , claimed the authors of a recent book.

What Might Happen? - 2025
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Halcyon In Future 31 October 2016

In 20 Forecasts for 2011-2025, World Future Society identified breakthroughs most likely to affect work, investments, and family life over the next 15 years.

What's Happening? - Childhood

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Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning childhood.

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WHAT TRENDS ARE WE SEEING?

This chart shows life expectancy mapped against number of children per woman for each country in the world.  Over time, most countries have moved towards the bottom right corner of the chart, corresponding to long lives and low fertility.

Megatrend Watch - September 2016

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Please see below the most compelling new megatrend headlines over the past month. This edition covers demographic, economic, societal, sustainability, technology and urban trends.

For more information about our megatrend and related products and services, please get in touch.

Dominic Kelleher 

What's Happening? - Demographic Change

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Africa In Business

Please see below selected recent intelligence about Africa in 2014 to date. These headlines are a synthesis of selected major recent developments at corporates, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

 

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On Water
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Halcyon In Kal… 22 May 2014

As global population increases and people become wealthier, agricultural production will need to likewise increase, but food systems may become more stressed because of competition for water.

Water is also used in everyday products at astounding rates - e.g. a single cup of coffee costs 130 litres of water, while about 18,900 litres are needed to produce 1 kg of roasted coffee.

According to The Ripple Effect, The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century (Alex Prud’homme, © 2011, Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.):