By 2050, Africa’s population will rise to over 2 billion people, representing 25% of the world’s population, against 15% today. Beyond the sheer size of the continent’s future population, this demographic boom is also unique in terms of its spatial dynamics: both cities and rural areas will grow fast, and their interactions will intensify. While dependency ratios will fall, jobs will need to be created for the youth entering the labour market.
Theme analysis by
country and year
Entrepreneurship and industrialisation
Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation
Regional development and spatial inclusion
Global Value Chains and Africa's Industrialisation
Structural Transformation and Natural Resources
Promoting Youth Employment
Africa and its Emerging Partners
Public Resource Mobilisation and Aid in Africa
Innovation and ICT in Africa
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