Population Levels, Trends and Policies in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities
The major aim of this study is to provide an overview of population levels and trends as well as population policies for the 22 countries and areas of the Arab Region since 1970. The study also considers future population prospects in the Region to mid-century and the implications of these trends for socio-economic development across the Arab Region.
The Arab Human Development Report Research Paper Series is a medium for sharing recent research commissioned to inform the Arab Human Development Report, and further research in the field of human development. The AHDR Research Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books. The authors include leading academics and practitioners from the Arab countries and around the world. The findings, interpretations and conclusions are strictly those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of UNDP or United Nations Member States. The present paper was authored by Barry Mirkin.