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Who are the team behind this website?

A consortium of demographers at the University of Cape Town's Centre for Actuarial Research, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Department of Population Studies, and independent consultants based at Harvard University prepared the bid that was awarded the tender by the IUSSP and UNFPA in early 2010. The same team has overseen the preparation and production of the material on this website. The project team are

Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe), University of Cape Town

A/Prof Tom Moultrie (co-Principal Investigator)

Prof Rob Dorrington (co-Principal Investigator)

Department of Population Studies, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Prof Ian Timæus

Prof Basia Zaba

Harvard-based consultants

Prof Ken Hill

Prof Allan Hill


Collectively, the team has well over 100 year's experience in working with demographic data from countries across the developing world.