Demographic Dividend

The demographic dividend is an evidence-based policy framework gaining traction around the world as governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders seek to better understand the linkages among family planning, demographic transition, and economic growth.

The demographic dividend track will tackle complex questions of:

  • What can policymakers do to support a demographic dividend?
  • How can South-South exchanges help its realization?
  • What is the role of youth and investments in youth in attaining a dividend?
  • What tools can be used to quantify the demographic dividend and what are the differences between leading research approaches?

This full-day track on 26 January will include panel discussions from high-level policymakers and technical experts—unpacking and exploring the demographic dividend and identifying key actions that can be taken at the country level. A 27 January follow-on session on the demographic dividend and a topical roundtable discussion will delve into country-specific research and experiences.

The Demographic Dividend Sub-Committee is co-chaired by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, BKKBN, Population Reference Bureau, UNFPA, and University of Indonesia.

Members of the Demographic Dividend Sub-Committee include: African Institute for Development Policy, EngenderHealth, French Development Agency, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, Packard Foundation, Palladium Group, Partners in Population and Development, Pathfinder International, and the World Bank.


Session Session Title
1.1.01 Inter-ministerial Dialogue on the Demographic Dividend / Dialogue inter-ministériel sur le dividende démographique
1.2.02 South-South Exchange on Family Planning / Échanges Sud-Sud sur la planification familiale
1.3.02 Modeling the Demographic Dividend / Modéliser le dividende démographique
1.4.02 Investing in Young People to Attain a Demographic Dividend / Investir dans la jeunesse pour atteindre le dividend Démographique
2.4.02 Realizing the Demographic Dividend in Sub-Saharan Africa: Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia / Réaliser le dividend démograohique en Afrique Sub-Saharienne: Zambie, Rwanda, Tanzanie et Ethiopie




Event Title Sponsoring Organization(s) Location
Pre-Conference Workshop on the Demographic Dividend Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Population Reference Bureau, Population and Poverty Research Network The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali




Table Topic Facilitator Organization
7 Using the Concept of a Demographic Dividend to Promote FP in Francophone West Africa *French table Jacques Emina and Stephanie Kimou University of Kinshasa, DRC, and PRB