AKIPRESS.COM - The United Nations predicts that half of this growth will take place in only nine countries, as the world is getting older overall. India is projected to become the world's most-populated country by 2027.
The UN's "World Population Prospects" report released on Monday predicts that the world's population will grow by nearly 2 billion people over the next 26 years. Although the world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace, it is still expected to increase, as a few countries will experience a surge in population.
The report predicts that by 2050, more than half the world's population will be concentrated in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States. India is expected to overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2027. China is expected to see its population drop by 2.2% between 2019 and 2050.
The report recommended that countries adopt policies according to demographic projections, including assistance for children and the elderly, and employment and education opportunities for country's with a growing working-age population.
The report also predicted that the world population could peak at nearly 11 billion by 2100.