Please see below recent demographics-related change.
- What's New? - Demographics
- What Counts? - Global Population Trends
- What Counts? - Global Life Expectancy Trends
- What's Changing? - Ageing
- What's Changing? - Gender
- What's Changing? - Identity
Please see below selected recent migration-related change.
- For the first time since it began keeping monthly records, the United States in October 2019 resettled precisely zero refugees from abroad. This came as the administration cut the overall number of refugees permitted in the United States and tightenned requirements for entry.
HOW GLOBAL POPULATIONS REACHED ITS CURRENT LEVEL
It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?
POPULATION GROWTH IS NOW DECLINING
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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.
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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.