Consider these key trends within our client base:
- We continue to see increasing volumes of permanent transfers within the same region (intra-regional) and within the same country (domestic).
- We have seen clients moving more people within the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions over the past 10 years.
- We are helping to create specific policies for LATAM, Africa and Southeast Asia.
- We are seeing increasing interest and development of domestic programs across many countries around the world including China, India, Brazil, Japan, Australia and Argentina.
Every year, 83 million people are being added to the world's population. This report calculates that in seven years, or around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China.
So, when it comes to forecasting the biggest increases and decreases of activity for your company, which regions and countries do you anticipate the greatest and/or least amount of growth? Which new market will you be moving talent in and out of in the near future? Are there markets that will no longer have an impact on your mobility program?
While the map looks surprising at first glance, it shouldn’t really once you consider it contains all or most of the world’s most populous countries: China, India, Indonesia (fourth), Pakistan (sixth), Bangladesh (seventh) and Japan (tenth). And according to the World Population Prospects 2017, a recently updated UN report, the world population will hit a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050. China (with currently 1.4 billion inhabitants) and India (with currently 1.3 billion inhabitants) will remain the two most populous countries, and Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world.