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The Demographic Dividend: A Window of Opportunity for the Next Generation
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Author(s): Karen Hardee and Elizabeth Leahy Madsen

Primary Language: English

Date: 11/30/2012

Abstract:

This presentation of the demographic dividend and implications for Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries was given at the 2nd Nigeria National Family Planning Conference in  Abuja, November 27-December 1, 2012. The demographic dividend is an opportunity for higher economic growth rates that occurs due to changes in the structure of a country’s population. In order for the dividend to be achieved, countries first have to open the “window of opportunity” by promoting demographic change. At the same time, they have to capitalize on the demographic opportunity through socioeconomic policies. The presentation reviews current demographic indicators for Nigeria, highlighting comparisons with other countries that have opened the window of opportunity and achieved the dividend, as well as presents some of the policy investments required now and in the future.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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