Rwanda has registered a 250% increase (from 14 to 49 out of 80 MPs) over the last two decades in the number of female MPs as a proportion of total MPs, the largest improvement recorded by any Commonwealth country in this period. On average, 19.5% of MPs in the Commonwealth countries are women. Data for 2018 shows the proportion of women parliamentarians is higher than the Commonwealth average for 22 countries.
Rwanda has majority female Parliamentarians in its Lower House
India and Nigeria will constitute 52% of the Commonwealth countries’ population by 2100
Source: World Population Prospects 2017, UN Population Division
The population of Commonwealth countries collectively was 2.4 Bln in 2015. According to UN projections, the combined population of Commonwealth countries is expected to grow at a faster rate (6.6%), on average every five years, than the rest of the world (4.4%) till 2100. The population of India and Nigeria are expected to grow by 16% and 340% respectively by 2100.
The Gambia’s population percentage facing undernourishment is below the World and Commonwealth average as of 2016. The country does significantly better than its peers in the African region of the Commonwealth. Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously.