Facilitating Fertility Decline to Maximise on the Window of Opportunity
"Kenya’s initial rapid fertility decline in the 1980s was followed by stagnation at high levels in the 1990s. On the other hand, child mortality rates have recently dropped by substantial margins. This has resulted in rapid population increase, and a very youthful population with 43 percent of the population aged below 15 years. The population has more than quadrupled over the last four decades, increasing from 10.9 to about 42 million people between 1969 and 2013, and is projected to increase to 60 million by 2030 and 77 million by 2050,based on the current annual population growth rate of 2.9 percent."