Emerging trends in various sections of a state ranging from the political, economic, climatologically to demography among others, have contributed a lot in the shaping up and realization of set goals and objectives in various states that have identified the gradual repercussion of these aspects . Furthermore, they have been used as a tool by analysts to identify the future prospects and their implications on the humanitarian aspect (Torre & Sergio, 2008). This has created a lot of anticipation on career diversity and advancement upon those in the job market and stiff competition amongst job seekers who at one point or the other still rely upon the support of their parents (Gupta, 2012). Parents therefore believe the future of their children in the coming decade would be far much better than their current state. For instance, I strongly believe my three year old come 2030 would be of high skilled labor to replace my services at the UPS due to the advancement in information technology (IT), his aggressive attitude on what I do and my ageing status.
The megatrends which include: environmental, economic, political and demographic a among others are the major pillars for a sustainable development scheme set by any government or state in order to achieve the preset goals and visions of the state for a stable coexistence and interdependency within a given state (Gupta, 2012) . This is evident from the resent past development trends that were majorly as a result of emerging trends in the above mentioned key factors. The changes in social, economic and environmental aspects however, have also intrinsically been tied to globalization and the global economy at large (Torre & Sergio, 2008).
Countries that have gained access into the world’s markets have showed in improvement in their GDP and also benefited on acquiring new technological skills which have enhance innovation in the various fields thus improving research and revolutionary in the existing industries (Torre & Sergio, 2008). Those which have not embraced the idea of globalization however, have remained marginalized without any financial links hence lower levels of interdependency is still experienced in these states (Gupta, 2012). A steady rise in the living standards of the natives is noted as a result shedding more light on what the future prospect holds based on the current emerging trends in economy, politics and climatologically aspects (Adamson and Ruffin, 2013).
The calm political environment contributed to by the adequate security, non-multinational global conflicts, similarity in the major geographic boundaries distinguishing the current G20 economies and the existence of global institutions which include, World bank, United Nation(UN) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) all have boosted and created a sustainable environment for job expansions(Ingram, Jane, Fabrice, & Del, 2012) This would in turn reduce the dependency ratio thus the future holds for the unemployed and those still schooling (Adamson and Ruffin, 2013).
The trends that arise from the demographic aspect put forward various concerns amongst them being the needs of an aging population, mobility and health monitoring. This has contributed a lot in the development of technology with the rising need of genetics and its related fields thus widen job opportunities in the fields of IT which include cryonics Technicians, genomics developer just to mention a few (Ingram, Jane, Fabrice, & Del, 2012). The future prospect of this aspect is therefore improved social standards amongst many households as each would be independent (Gupta, 2012)
The trends in climate change another contributing factor that has expressed a lot of challenges on the current environment. A lot of research has been carried out to determine the speed and overall scale to help in controlling the various aspects that contribute to this (Johnston, 2012). This has affected the natural resources which contribute a lot of income to the global economy escalating energy demands. Pollution of the ecosystem and global warming created as a result of this aspect would in turn be a health hazard due to accumulation of carbon iv thus increasing the dependency ratio in cases of death. In such a situation families would count loss of their beloved ones (Ingram, Jane, Fabrice, & Del, 2012). This creates emotional imbalances hence the affected most likely to suffer from depression and thereafter when not properly counseled can suffer from mental problems and be rendered unproductive.
The current world’s GDP has showed a progressive drop from 2007 where it was initially standing at 2% to the current which is now 1% in 2010.This has been contributed to by the changing trends in the world market (Gupta, 2012). This implies an estimate of 90 million people is pushed to live below poverty line. The stakeholders, who are the humanitarian, are therefore left with the challenge on how to combat this crisis. Various households therefore focus on the future state of their children by equipping them with the most advanced technological knowhow so as to fit in the new regime (Torre & Sergio, 2008).
In conclusion, the emerging trends in the economy, climatologically and political are a major concern of the humanitarian stakeholders. However, globalization aim at improving the living standards by creating a suitable environment for trade ventures. Individual household’s also has a role in ensuring their immediate family members have the best skills through proper education and would be able to secure employment and reduce the dependency (Gupta, 2012)
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