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.
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Africa: economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016
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