Resources on Demographic dividend

This Atlas outlines the current status of African countries with respect to the fulfilment of development milestones needed to harness a demographic dividend. The information is displayed through national profiles for countries of Africa, and provides a means to assess current shortfalls and needed progress, and to prioritize actions.

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This guidance note details how modelled population estimates can support national statistics offices in planning, conducting and performing quality assurance checks during the census exercise.

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The demographic dividend is the accelerated development that can arise when a population has a relatively large proportion of working-age people coupled with effective human capital investment. In this poster, we measure human capital needs in Nepal at national and sub-national level using a “demographic dividend index” (DDI). We also map dependency ratios and human capital indicators in empowerment, education and employment for all districts in Nepal and identify priority areas for investments to enhance prospects for a demographic dividend.

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Population trends and dynamics can have an enormous effect on prospects for poverty reduction and sustainable development...

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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

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