Category Archives: Philippines

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

Posted in Brazil, BRIC countries, China, Churchill, Commodities, Demography, Economy, Education, Emerging Markets, India, Investment, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Resources, Nigeria, Oil, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Society, Tanzania | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Africa, China, Demography, Economy, Emerging Markets, India, Infrastructure, Investment, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sub-Saharan

Demography, the Global Emergency

It is not an exaggeration to say that world demographics are entering uncharted territory. For the first time in a very long time, perhaps the first time ever, the dependency ratios (loosely, the ratio of dependents to workers) of all … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Analysis and Opinion, Bangladesh, Demography, Dependency Ratio, Economy, Emerging Markets, Europe, European Union, Germany, Immigration, India, Nigeria, Philippines, Sub-Saharan

CNBC: Governments Organize Matchmaking as Asia’s Birth Rates Fall

Several Asian countries have come up with special programs and innovative ways of encouraging people to get married and have more kids. RAJESHNI NAIDU-GHELANI writes at CNBC: For Singapore citizen Kelly Ang, 25, who married a year ago, having a … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, China, Demography, Dependency Ratio, Emerging Markets, Family Planning, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore

LA Times: Beyond 7 Billion

KENNETH R. WEISS at THE LOS ANGELES TIMES explores the Population Boom in a five-part series: After remaining stable for most of human history, the world’s population has exploded over the last two centuries. The boom is not over: The biggest generation … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Asia, China, Demography, Dependency Ratio, Emerging Markets, Environment, Family Planning, Hunger, Immigration, India, Philippines, Poverty, Sub-Saharan