Country Highlights offer point in time data on key indicators that are related to a nation’s ability to capture a demographic dividend. Data points are gathered from demographic, health, education, and economic domains: all crucial components of achieving a dividend. Trend data is used to show how certain dynamics in the country are changing.
If Niger prioritizes increased access to family planning and lower fertility levels, then the population age structure will begin to shift.
If Burkina Faso makes substantial investments in reproductive health and family planning, the population age structure may begin to shift.
One of Ghana’s greatest achievements has been its accomplishments in primary education levels for boys and girls.
In Côte d’Ivoire, an estimated 18% of women use contraceptives to space or limit births and 12% use a modern method.
If Benin makes substantial investments in reproductive health and family planning, fertility levels may continue to decline, and children will be more likely to achieve better basic levels of health
If fertility declines significantly, Nigeria may be able to experience the rapid economic growth known as a demographic dividend.
Projections show that age structure in Tanzania could change significantly by 2050 – opening a window of opportunity for rapid economic growth.
Stronger political commitment to family planning in Uganda will start to impact population structure.
As of midyear 2020, Zambia has a population of 18.4 million, annual population growth rate of 3.1%, and 44% of Zambia’s population was under age 15.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
If DRC prioritizes increased access to family planning and lower fertility levels, then the population age structure will begin to shift.
Kenya’s working age population can grow faster than the population of children and elders if fertility continues to decline.