ERIC Number: ED312157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-8
Reference Count: N/A
Toward the 21st Century. A Continent in Crisis: Building a Future for Africa in the 21st Century. A Special Report by the Population Institute to the 101st Congress.
Burdett, Hal; And Others
Africa's population is now 630 million, and it is growing faster than any other region in the world. But while Africa's population grows by 3.1 percent annually, the continent's food supply increases by only 1.1 percent per year. Throughout the 1980s more and more African governments have agreed that lasting development is possible only if population growth subsides. This document, as resource material for United States foreign policy-making, describes the economic and environmental problems in African countries and the efforts to reduce their population growth rate. The country-by-country breakdown, focusing primarily on sub-Saharan Africa, summarizes: (1) the population picture; (2) what is currently being done to curb population growth; and (3) what must be done in the future to change the course of Africa's descent into economic, social, and environmental turmoil. It is recommended that the United States rethink its previous policies and assume a leadership role, especially by resuming its support for the two organizations with the most effective track records in African development, namely, the United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Lists 32 references. (YP)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Family Planning, Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, International Programs, Overpopulation, Policy, Population Education, Population Growth
The Population Institute, Treasurer, 110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002 ($5.00 plus postage; over 30 copies $4.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa