Sub-National Estimates of Human Capital Indicators: Localizing Investments for the Demographic Dividend

Publication Date: April 2016
Author: UNFPA

Download

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.

Related content

News
Two years ago, 12-year-old Xhute could not afford shoes to wear to class. She was forced to drop out of school – like her mother before her. Xhute’s mother also started having children when she was very young. She gave birth to Xhute when she was only 16 years old.
News
War and persecution achieved a terrible new milestone this year: More people are displaced from their homes than ever before in human history, the UN Refugee Agency announced in June.
News
Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. But a global chorus of voices is calling for change.

Pages