Demographic Dividend Effort Index

 

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Following the global demographic dividend (DD) research, advocacy and communications efforts, the majority of the African Union member states have made remarkable progress in integrating DD into their development plans by instituting national DD roadmaps. This progress has elucidated the need for performance assessment tools, platforms to document best practices and lessons learned to harness the DD.

The demographic dividend effort index (DDEI) is a robust tool that takes researchers, policymakers, advocates, service provides and program implementers through a process of assessing local efforts in high-impact policies and programs.

The DEl fosters measurements, dialogue and innovation in six key sectors that have the potential to cultivate the DD namely family planning (FP), maternal and child health (MCH), education (ED), women empowerment (WE), and labor market (LM), governance and economic institutions (GEI). The measures from these sectors allow users to measure the strength of national efforts towards reaping the demographic dividend benefits for inclusive and sustainable development and facilitate the learning process across Sub-Saharan Africa

To develop the DDEI, the Gates Institute collaborated with the Centre ‘Excellence Régional en Economie Générationnelle in Senegal, the Center for Communication Programs in Nigeria, the National Council for Population and Development in Kenya, the Tanzania Communication and Development Center, the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, and the Centre for Integrated Development Research and Action in Rwanda.

DD Resilience Reports Now Available

DD Resilience Reports Now Available

Considering the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, and its close relationship with policies that enable a DD-favorable policy environment, this DDEI has integrated a module to assess the resilience and sustainability of systems in each sector. The scoring...

Cultivating the Demographic Dividend Generation

Cultivating the Demographic Dividend Generation

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...

DD Quarterly

DD Quarterly

The Gates Institute publishes Demographic Dividend Quarterly, which provides news and updates to the demographic dividend community. Read the February 2019 issue, with highlights from the 5th International Conference on Family Planning here.

New Video Explains the Fundamentals of the DD

New Video Explains the Fundamentals of the DD

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...