Research and analysis

One hundred million strong - August 2014

This publication was withdrawn on 1 August 2016

This publication was archived on 4 July 2016

This article is no longer current. Please refer to Overseas Business Risk – Philippines

Population pressures on economy and environment.


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.