Please see below selected recent demographics-related change.
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Please see below selected recent migration-related developments.
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This evolving report examines what demographics-related trends might lie ahead.
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Cities make up just 2% of the earth's surface but 53% of the world's population live in cities - i.e. for the first time, over half the world's population is urban and the trend towards city living will continue to grow.
Recent Shaping Tomorrow research on cities identified trends and implications across a number of domains:
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.
- China invited the US to co-operate in financing and building infrastructure in Africa and other parts of the developing world, an unprecedented proposal that has potentially sweeping implications for the future of international development aid.
- According to the FT, the flood of sovereign bond issuance this year by African countries is setting a benchmark that companies are beginning to use to raise their own debt.
Within next 10 years, there will be 1 billion older people worldwide. By 2050 nearly one in five people in developing countries will be over 60. Check out this infographic by HelpAge International, an agency that helps older people lead dignified and healthy lives to see how the world demographic will change in the coming years. Delve into the latest data on ageing via the HelpAge International website.