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Cultivating the Demographic Dividend Two decades after its inception, the debate on demographic dividends has come to oppose two contending views. On one side are the ultra-skeptics who dismiss dividends on ideological, methodological or empirical grounds. These skeptics view dividends as disguised Malthusianism or an untestable idea, or at least a promise that has so…

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January 30, 2019-To help explain the concept of the DD, the Gates Institute developed a 2-minute animated video that highlights the crucial components a country needs to put in place in order to harness the DD. Building on various existing DD resources, mainly from UNFPA, this video was developed to explain the DD concept in…

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April 18, 2016–The article “The risk of misrepresenting the demographic dividend” was featured in N-IUSSP, the magazine of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. This article describes why countries should take advantage of population age structure changes in a timely and strategic manner.

February 15-22, 2016–Population Reference Bureau (PRB), in partnership with Centre de Recherche en Economie et Finances Appliquées de Thiès (CREFAT), held a week-long policy communications workshop for researchers and civil servants in Saly, Senegal. This workshop was specific to the demographic dividend and was intended to train participants on how to effectively communicate their research on…

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April 21, 2016 – The Counting Women’s Work project hosted a Google Hangout titled, “What do we Learn by Counting Women’s Work?” that examined how combining the value of unpaid care and housework with traditional economic statistics affects the analysis and design of economic and family policy. Moderator: GRETCHEN DONEHOWER, University of California at Berkeley, Project Director, Counting Women’s…

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June 24, 2016-The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Network hosted its 11th Global Meeting in Dakar and Saly, Senegal, June 20-24, 2016. The opening session featured keynote addresses by H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, Former President (Tanzania), and H.E. Mary Teuw Niane, Minister of Higher Education and Research (Senegal). A summary of the proceedings can be found on the NTA website.

November 2, 2015-The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project was officially launched on November 2, 2015, under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of the Republic of Niger at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey. The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project is a partnership and joint response by…

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April 30, 2015-The Population Association of America’s 2015 Annual Meeting was held in San Diego from April 30 to May 2. A session titled “Demographic Dividend: Population Structure and Development” included presentations of research papers on a variety of topics related to the demographic dividend.

6 March 2015-The World Bank Group held an online dialogue on the demographic dividend from February 23 to March 6, 2015. The dialogue addressed how demographic changes can have positive impacts on health and nutrition outcomes. The panel participating in the dialogue included: Ruth Levine (Hewlett Foundation), Ariel Pablos-Mendez and Ellen Starbird (USAID), Shawn Baker (Bill & Melinda Gates…

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September 22, 2014–During the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, a high-level side event took place on “Realizing the Demographic Dividend in the Sahel.”  This event was organized by the World Bank Group and UNFPA. A webcast of the event is available online. The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health produced a statement to…

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