Demographic Dividend

Global Partnerships & Platforms

Demographic Dividend

Helping countries achieve accelerated population-driven economic growth

Demographic Dividend

William H. Gates Sr. Institute for Population and Reproductive health partners with a consortium of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health and the National Transfers Account of the University of Hawaii, and University of California Berkeley to address key research and policy questions related to the Demographic Dividend (DD).

The Institute has also organized international gatherings on the DD and worked with the Population Reference Bureau, the African Union and the UN Economic Commission for Africa to produce a demographic dividend report and briefs to better assist policy makers in understanding issues around the DD.

The Institute’s Collaborative Approach: Unveiling the Demographic Dividend Insights

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.

Data are key to informing and driving policy and program changes around the world. High quality data — collected frequently, turned – around quickly, and locally owned — help decision makers understand what is working, and what is not, enabling decisions that are more sensitive and responsive to evolving needs.

Demographic Dividend Effort Index

The Demographic Dividend Effort Index is a robust tool that takes researchers, policymakers, advocates, service providers, and program implementers through a process of assessing local efforts in high-impact policies and programs.

Connected Global Program

We recognize the critical linkages between population, the environment, and demographic futures, which refers to projections of population change and the implications for topics like climate change, consumption, and aging. Through our understanding of the complex interactions between population, health, and the environment, we champion the demographic dividend framework as a means of accelerating economic growth and improving family planning outcomes in key countries.

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About the Demographic Dividend

The Demographic Dividend initiative is the Institute’s’s research, advocacy, and policy framework that helps countries realize their potential for accelerated economic growth by emphasizing the importance of investing in young people and promoting gender equity to achieve sustainable development goals. The demographic dividend offers a framework by which to define a research agenda, advocate for policies, and mobilize resources that can help countries realize their potential for accelerated economic growth.

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