Research and analysis

One hundred million strong - August 2014

Population pressures on economy and environment.

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The Philippines officially recognises the birth of its 100 millionth citizen, precipitating national discussion over the political, economic, and environmental consequences of the country’s rising demographic pressures. A rapidly growing population will put a strain on the economy and natural resources. The landmark Reproductive Health bill should relieve some of the pressures.

Published 15 August 2014