Policy relevance in 2013

Critical population policy gaps and possible solutions were identified and elaborated by the World Population Program (POP) researchers based on comprehensive data analysis and population projections.

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In 2013 the World Population program (POP) contributed to two global surveys with information for policymakers and decision makers in the development arena.

The first contribution was to the UN Economic Council for Europe on population trends.

The second was to the UN Development Programme on human progress in the South.

The World Population Program contributes to UNECE report

The World Population Program (POP) researchers in 2013 identified and elaborated critical policy gaps and possible solutions for a report on the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, entitled "Population Trends and Policies in the UNECE Region: Outcomes, Policies and Possibilities." More

The World Population Program contributes to Human Development Report

The World Population (POP) Program made substantial contributions to the 2013 UN Human Development Report "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World," which examines the profound shift in global dynamics being driven by the fast-rising developing world and the implications of this for human development. More

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Last edited: 22 May 2014


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