Population growth

ASEAN’s megacities in danger

As megacities emerge across the globe, the ones in Asia remain among the fastest growing and cheapest places to build. These cities will continue to grow in size and affluence, due to ever-increasing urban populations. The United Nations (UN) describe megacities as urban areas with a population of 10 million or more.

20 May 2019
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Indonesia’s future depends on family planning

Indonesia, home to 264 million people, is the world’s fourth-most populous country. Its capital, Jakarta, is the second-most populous urban area on Earth. For the sake of its long-term economic and social health, ending population growth should be a priority.

11 May 2019
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Mini-grids for rural growth

More than 300 million people in India lack access to electricity, while in Sub-Saharan Africa, twice that many live without power.

27 June 2018
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India’s urban awakening

When the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to undergo large-scale urbanisation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the process transformed its economy and society.

8 April 2018
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