In a perfect world, where access to technology and the wealth are equally distributed, the GDP of each country would be proportional to its population. In the real world that relationship exists on average (see the dot charts below) but with significant deviations from the trend. Many developed countries, being relatively less populous than their developing counterparts, have high levels of GDP, while the GDPs of less-developed countries, especially in Africa, are disproportionally low.
Will the enormous population growth in African countries strengthen their economies and the wealth of their citizens, or will this growth only give rise to even greater poverty? "The answer depends on how each country responds today with policies" - the World Bank, October 2015.
Date of Event: 4 January 2016 Event Holder: International Institute for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Policy and Practice) Description: In advance of the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), regional high-level meetings will convene to discuss priorities for a New Urban Agenda and to develop policy recommendations. The meetings are expected to result in a participants' declaration that will be considered an official input to Habitat III.
Date of Event: 1 February 2016 Event Holder: International Institute for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Policy and Practice) Description: Heads of State and Government of the 54 countries in the African Union will meet with experts and leaders from the business world in order to establish a roadmap on Maritime Security in Africa, including an African strategy for protecting its oceans and seas that provides peace, security and stability. Delegates will discuss maritime strategy within the context of the 2050 Africa Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIMS Strategy), including an implementation plan and roadmap for...
The third edition of the Africa-India Forum Summit will enable consultations at the highest political level between Africa and the Government of India. The event will be jointly organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Government of India Its objective is to further deepen the friendship between Africa and India and enhance their partnership focusing on more concrete and implementable areas of cooperation that would impact positively on the lives of the peoples of both regions. Event Holders: African Union Commission, Government of India