Population growth


  • Africa and its demographic challenges: an uncertain future

    Against the current backdrop of globalization Africa suffers from political and economic marginalization, yet its population is ever-increasing and will practically double over the next forty years from 750 million in 2006 to 1 4 billion by 2040. Sub Saharan Africa, with its youthful population, its growth rate and belated and limited demographic transition already faces challenges from its demography and is questioning its future
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  • Kochi, much more than a metro

    Its population growth exacerbates congestion and pollution and means that the current public transport system can longer operate in a sustainable manner. Discover how the metro Answers these challenges and much more!
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  • Developing the metro to improve social and environmental balances in Kochi

    Its population growth exacerbates congestion and pollution and means that the current public transport system can longer operate in a sustainable manner... As with other major Indian cities, its population growth, combined with the rising living standards of the middle classes, leads to an exponential increase in the number of personal vehicles, and exacerbates congestion and pollution
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    The theory of induced agricultural innovation suggests that there is a path of appropriate technological change even for economies characterized by rapid population growth and increasing land scarcity. While some believe that market signals alone are adequate to foster agricultural growth, recent experience suggests otherwise
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  • "Africa will have increasing weight on the world stage"

    Population growth does, of course, constantly renew needs, but we are witnessing real success stories which encourage us to continue and remain optimistic. AFD operates in practically every country in Sub Saharan Africa
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    Population growth rates in the two cities are higher than in the rest of the country and public authorities can only partially control their rapid development which means whole districts fall outside the scope of city planning. Industries and housing are often built in areas which are unsuitable or liable to flooding
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  • Scaling up access to drinking water by constructing infrastructure and building stakeholders' capacities

    Scaling up drinking water supply in Bamako's most dynamic area for population growth This project aims to scale up access to drinking water in the VI commune of the Bamako district located on the right bank of the River Niger which, with a population of some 500 000 residents and population growth at nearly 10 % a year, is the city' s main expansion area
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    Growing pressure on natural resources (agricultural lands, forests, water spaces, pastures, fossil fuels, etc.) occurs as a result of population growth and increasing demand accompanying improvements in standards of living in various parts of the world. The following questions inevitably arise in this context. Is such a pressure sustainable in the long run and, if it can be somehow managed by human intervention, what is the role played by behaviour responses on the part of private agents acting in a decentralised manner, and what is the part to be played by public policies?
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  • Urban transit: Inauguration of Bus Rapid Transit in Lagos

    However, the city's infrastructure development does not correlate to its population growth. With 0 4 km per 1 000 inhabitants, the density of its road network is below the continental average
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  • Water can be shared and preserved, but it can also be recycled!

    Population growth, urbanization, climate change water is an increasingly scarce resource, but it is often poorly managed. The UN is marking with a call to fight against waste by reducing and reusing wastewater
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