Demography is not destiny, but population dynamics can have profound impacts on the course of history. Ministers across sectors, from health and education to finance and security, are talking about the combination of policy investments that can jumpstart economic growth: the demographic dividend.
|Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:15pm - 5:00pm||
This roundtable will feature the latest thinking on this issue from experts in development, demography, finance and health on how to create and seize the opportunity for demographic dividend. Most importantly, panelists will show that while it is by no means a guarantee, it can be done: with the right policies and the right investments, today's low-income countries can catalyze economic growth and set course for a sustainable and prosperous future.
Chief Economist, World Bank Africa Region
Executive Director, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Director, Office of Policy, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
To hear more about the panel's discussion, make sure to read Laurie Mazur's post "Once-in-a-Speces-Opportunity: For A World Free of Poverty, Serize the Demographic Dividend in Africa" and as well as Mary Cappabianca's "Jumpstarting Economic Growth with the Demographic Dividend."
For more information, read "Family Planning Promotes the Demographic Dividend" as well as PRB's "The Challenge of Attaining the Demographic Dividend."