Angola

Domingos Adao with his wife Esperances Manuel holding their baby in Bom Jesus, Angola. Photo: Flickr/Mike DuBose.
A lady in the streets of Luanda, Angola. Photo: Flickr/Jose Carlos Costa
Mothers with their sick children wait to see a doctor at the San Pedro Health Center near Huambo, Angola. Photo: Mike DuBose

Angola is among 14 African countries that AFIDEP in collaboration with UNFPA-Angola has supported to develop awareness and policy options for harnessing the Demographic Dividend.

It is also one of the 10 out of 14 countries who over the past four years have taken the next step to integrate recommendations from these studies in their mid-term national development strategies.

Research report:

Policy Briefs:

  • Angola has integrated demographic dividend in the country’s national development plans.
  • Evidence from the country’s demographic dividend study was one of the resources used to inform setting up of the National Population Council, which will be chaired by the President.
  • Further, the study was presented in Parliament to help make the case for increased youth investments in the 2019 budget.

Key Details

Population Indicators

  • Total Population (millions): 30.8 (HDR 2019)
  • Population ages 15- 64 (of total ppn-millions): 15.7 (HDR 2019)
  • Population under age 15 (% of total ppn): 46% (PRB 2019)
  • Total Fertility Rate (TFR) (births per woman): 6.2 (PRB 2019)

Economic development

  • Gross domestic product (GDP) per Capita (2011 PPP $): 5, 725 (HDR 2019)
  • Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of ppn): 36.6% (WB 2009)
  • Share of youth not in education, employment or training, total (% of youth ppn): 10% (WB 2011)

Health and well-being

  • Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 53.8 (HDR 2019)
  • Government health expenditure (% of total): 2.9% (HDR 2019)

Education and skills development

  • Literacy rates, adult (%, ages 15 and older): 66% (HDR 2019)
  • Government expenditure on education (% of total): 3.4% (WB 2011)

Environment and Climate

  • Agricultural land (% of land area): 47.5% (WB 2016)
  • Forest area (% of land area): 46.3% (WB 2016)
Sources:
World Bank Reports (WB)
UNDP Human Development Reports 2019 (HDR)
Population Reference Bureau World Population Datasheet 2019 (PRB)

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