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Generation 2030 | Africa: Child demographics in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 12 August 2014 – An unprecedented projected increase in Africa’s child population size provides policy-makers with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to craft a child-focused investment strategy that enables the continent, and the world, to reap the benefits of Africa’s demographic transition, UNICEF said in a report issued today. 

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Demographics are key to Africa’s increasing centrality to the global development and growth agenda. In particular, the demographics of Africa’s children are experiencing a shift on a scale perhaps unprecedented in human history. 

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Key messages and data from the report are available as an interactive animation here. See how the levels and trends in population, fertility and births in different continents or regions compare to one another and how they have changed over time.

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