Samir K.C. joined the IIASA World Population (POP) Program as a Research Scholar in May 2005. His current research focuses on the projection of population by various levels of disaggregation including education and health.
In the next two decades, the world will face two major — and opposing — demographic challenges: rapid population growth and rapid population aging. In an increasingly economically interdependent world, policymakers will simultaneously face a strain on resources caused by population growth and a shortage of labor spurred by the graying of the population.