Monthly Archives: March 2018

Highlights: Launch of Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project

On 28 February 2018, the Parliament of Malawi launched a new project aiming to improve its performance. The new project – the Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project (MPEP), seeks to stimulate reforms to improve the effectiveness and impact of parliament in steering democracy, upholding good governance, and promoting socio-economic development in Malawi. The MPEP project

International Women’s Day 2018: How Will You #PressForProgress in 2018

The International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. On this day, we also extend the

Botswana is already harnessing the demographic dividend, although it’s also consuming more than it’s earning, and needs urgent reforms to maximise the dividend

The conventional narrative of high fertility and high child dependency in Africa is one that does not apply to Botswana. Due to a transition to smaller family sizes over the last few decades, Botswana’s age structure has shifted and today, close to two-thirds of the population is between the working ages of 15-64 years

African governments should come of age and take charge of their development priorities

The demographic dividend paradigm has taken African policymakers by storm, with many government leaders eager to harness the opportunity presented by their countries’ youthful populations to increase economic growth and employment. The Demographic Dividend (DD) is the economic benefit that arises following a significant increase in the ratio of the working-age population relative to

Botswana Vice President to launch Botswana Demographic Dividend Report

[Gaborone] On 16 March 2018, the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana, Hon. Mokgweetsi Masisi, will officially launch the Botswana Demographic Dividend study report at the Gaborone International Convention Centre – Gaborone, Botswana. Titled Opportunities and Policy Actions to Maximise the Demographic Dividend in Botswana, the study analysed Botswana’s population dynamics and age-structure