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Demographic dividend in Africa: Challenges and opportunities
3 October 2013
Dr Elya Zulu, Executive Director, AFIDEP at a past function.

The Demographic Dividend is the economic benefit arising from a significant increase in the ratio of working-aged adults relative to young dependents. When birth rates decline significantly, the age structure shifts in favor of more working-aged adults, which can help accelerate economic growth through increased productivity, greater household savings, and lower costs for basic social services provided to children.

In the 2013 Addis Ababa ICPD Beyond2014 Conference, AFIDEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu made a presentation on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Harnessing the Demographuic Dividend in Africa.’ this presentation can be found here: Demographic Dividend in Africa.

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