World Population Program

Human population trends are a key factor in sustainable development. We study and project how the changing composition of population matters for social, economic and the environmental change and how human health and well-being are being affected. 

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Human population matters for sustainable development in two important ways. First, it is an agent of change, bringing about many of the environmental, economic, and social changes that continually challenge the sustainability of our current development paths. Second, the human population and its living conditions are the ultimate objects of development, with long-term human survival, health and well-being serving as criteria for judging whether or not development is sustainable.

Latest news

15 January 2018
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2018

The first Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions, including projections for 2050.  More


Upcoming event


15 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
Socio-economic disparity in adult mortality in India

IIASA researcher Nandita Saikia will present latest research from the World Population Program at this Conference of You... More


Latest publication

Scherbov S, Andruchowitz S, & Sanderson W (2018). Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2018. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


Research projects

Ageing Trajectories of Health: Opportunities and Synergies


Forecasting Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change

Human Capital and Economic Performance

IIASA-JRC Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration

Population Dynamics and Global Human Capital

The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing


Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective






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CONTACT DETAILS

Wolfgang Lutz

Program Director

World Population

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CONTACT DETAILS

Katja Scherbov

Administrative Assistant: Research Group

World Population

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