Population dynamics

Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India.

Population dynamics: A challenge and an opportunity for poor countries

The Earth currently has more than 7.5 billion inhabitants. By 2050 the world popu­la­tion will probably have grown to 9.7 billion people. Population dynamics is already having a major influence on de­vel­op­ment processes. Taking into account the demo­graphic realities in the individual coun­tries and regions is a huge challenge. At the same time, however, there are also opportunities for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment over the next few decades. more

Involvement in almost all areas of German development cooperation

In almost all sectors of German de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion, measures are already being carried out that impact directly or indirectly on the popu­la­tion dynamics of a coun­try. On the one hand the causes of specific demo­graphic trends are being addressed, on the other hand people are being helped to adapt to these trends and the resultant economic and social problems. Population dynamics require that German de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion programmes offer adaptation and co­op­er­a­tion activities that go beyond what has been done before. That means, above all, strengthening the activities in selected areas and seeing popu­la­tion dynamics more as a cross-cutting topic which is implemented accordingly. more

Further information on this topic

Here you will find a selection of links to documents and websites with further information on the topic of population dynamics. more

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