So when we tend to conceive future development, it is easy to get fixated on a US/China polarity. The new UN population projections create some pause for thought.
Looks like India will be number one by population by 2025, and Nigeria will be bigger by population than the United States by 2055.
Added to the news yesterday that apparently one third of Africa’s population could now economically be described as ‘middle class’, it helps to give some food for thought around future economic development.
And the UK better work pretty hard to maintain its role as an educator, entertainer and innovator…because pretty soon its population will be less than Yemen.
More on this subject shortly…for the moment some useful resources…
Full data is here:
And some visualisations here: