Aligning Employment, Youth, and Family Planning to Drive Economic Growth

October 10, 2017–An article “Aligning Employment, Youth, and Family Planning to Drive Economic Growth” was published in the HUFFPOST. This article highlights the need to focus investments mainly in peri-urban and rural working class. The potential of reaping the Demographic Dividend relies in supporting this increasingly larger proportion of the world’s population.

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Political Demography: An emerging field of tomorrow’s world foretasting

June 12, 2017Richard Cincotta published a blog article on political demography, an emerging field that studies population age structures and their relationships to political trends and events. He provides eight rules that can guide such trends and events prediction and provides guidance on available resources for demography’s research history, its basic concepts, models, and predictions.

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The risk of misrepresenting the demographic dividend

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

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Senegalese Workshop Participants Learn Policy Communication Skills

15-22 February 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 the demographic dividend to policy makers in Senegal.

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What do we learn by Counting Women’s Work?

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.

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Demographic Dividend and African Development

June 20, 2016 – The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Network hosted its 11th Global Meeting in Dakar and Saly, Senegal, from June 20-24, 2016. 

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Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend

2 November 2015 –  The “Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend” Project was officially launched on 2 November 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 Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project is a partnership and joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group to a request from the Presidents of six countries of the Sahel -Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.

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Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting

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

Development Dialogue: Does Demographic Change Pay a Dividend for Health and Nutrition?

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 and Melinda Gates Foundation); and  Alex Ezeh (African Population and Health Research Center).

The Science in Service to the Sahel

22 Sept 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 World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Fund.

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