After our foundation in 2021, trustees decided that research will be key to 17billion becoming known as a charity and to becoming an important and respected contributor to the population debate. A by-product may be that the prestige of 17billion will be enhanced such that donations and legacies will increase.  The UN Population Department’s WORLDOMETER platform gives (via an algorithm) the current population of most countries, and related data. We identified 16 countries that not only have a fast-rising population but also have an increase in the rate of increase. Tanzania is one of them, and so we chose to conduct our first street survey of over 2,000 people in Tanzania. The 2022 official census revealed that the population of Tanzania rose by 27.3% in just 10 years 2012 to 2022. 

Our survey plan is:-


2023 – UK

2024 – Palestine

2025 – Mali

2026 – Afghanistan

 Volunteers are sought for the UK survey later this year 2023 and the others.