The Demographic Dividend: It'’s Not Just for Demographers Anymore

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
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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.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
Phone: 2027365836
Researchers and policymakers alike are asking: what can we learn from countries like South Korea and Singapore, where the demographic dividend accounts for roughly a third of the vibrant economic growth seen in recent decades? How can today'’s low-income countries follow suit to lift billions from poverty and set a sustainable course for development?

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.



Shanta Devarajan
Chief Economist, World Bank Africa Region

Eliya Zulu
Executive Director, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

Steve Feldstein
Director, Office of Policy, Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID

 Please RSVP here.  Couldn't attend in person? Watch the video above and follow the conversation at @GLCRHresolve.

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."


Peggy Clark