Category Archives: Pakistan

Rise of the Rest: A Vision Deferred

Changing demographics and the commodities crash have slowed down the development of poorer countries. Perhaps it all started with a turn in China’s demographics. Demand growth for commodities has declined sharply from recent years and has resulted in a crash of global prices. Copper is … Continue reading

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Providing Electricity to Africa by 2050

How many Africans will have access to electricity by 2050? According to the World Bank’s latest figures, 64.6% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lacked access to electricity in 2012, or a total of 572 million people. Across the world, 1.09 billion have no … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Looming Water Crisis

NATE BERG WRITES IN THE ATLANTIC CITIES: Between 2011 and 2012, the urban population of Pakistan grew by more than 2.2 million people. The country’s urban residents now make up 38 percent of its total population of about 180 million. … Continue reading

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Pakistan Opinion: Our Population Time Bomb

ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA WRITES IN THE NEWSPAPER DAWN ON PAKISTAN’S HIGH FERTILITY RATE. Pakistan’s population is now almost 180 million. According to a UN report published in 2010, the country’s total fertility rate (TFR) is the second highest (after Afghanistan) in central Asia at 3.2 children per … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Economy, Emerging Markets, Family Planning, Pakistan

Pakistan: Small Declines in Population Growth and Fertility Rate

JAMILA ACHAKZAI WRITES IN THE NEWS: The country’s population growth, crude birth, fertility and infant mortality rates have improved over the last one-year with the government attributing the phenomenon to better provision of health and population welfare services to people. … Continue reading

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