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Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Africa
1 September 2012

A region’s population dynamics, including the size, distribution and composition of its population, influence its prospects for sustainable development. Virtually all development policies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cite the region’s rapid population growth, urbanisation, and age structure as major challenges. These pressures hurt efforts to reduce poverty, ensure food security, preserve the environment, and improve education, employment, and health.

Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Africa

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