What’s driving Africa’s population growth. And what can change it

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: November 17, 2019

Year of Publication: 2019

Author(s): Alex Ezeh, Garumma Tolu Feyissa

Newspaper: The Conversation

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Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent. The population of Africa is expected to roughly double by 2050. This will add 1.2 billion people to Africa’s 2019 population of 1.3 billion people.

What’s driving population growth on the continent, and what can be done to slow the trend, is one of the subjects that will be addressed this week at the 8th African Population Conference in Entebbe in Uganda. A focus of the debate will be the role of behavioural nudges – interventions designed to change people’s behaviour – and incentives in achieving demographic transition in Africa.

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