Human Development Studies » Population and Migration

Average population growth in the OIC is among the highest in the world. However, this population growth is not uniform across the OIC. Some OIC countries are experiencing high population growth and a youth bulge whereas other OIC countries are experiencing population aging. Migration is another factor determining how population is changing in OIC countries. OIC countries are a major source of migrants and at the same time are a receiver of significant number of migrants.

The trends of population growth and migration change the nature of work, family and community life, urban planning, and public policy making. SESRIC research in this domain is focused on analysing population and migration trends and the implications it has on family structure, society, the economy, differences between rural and urban spaces and the provision of public services in education, employment services, and health.