Gates Institute-Supported Book, Africa’s Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend, is Published

On June 21, Africa’s Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend was published by Hans Groth, MBA, of the World Demographic & Ageing Forum in Switzerland, and John F. May, PhD, of Population Reference Bureau in Washington, D.C. This book explores different paths that Africa can take to benefit from the economic growth that might result from its changing population structure. It was partially supported by the Gates Institute.

While the challenges to reaching the demographic dividend have been explored in wide range of literature, this book is poised to become a go-to-resource for students, researchers, leaders and advocates working in population health and development. It includes inputs from fifty renowned African and international scholars, and offers an analysis of conditions that need to be met for the African countries to take full advantage of the potential demographic dividends. The book makes clear the importance of building human capital through education, good governance, health, and employment, as well as the critical role of African leaders and their developmental partners in fostering investments in these four areas.

Africa’s Population will help readers to gain solid knowledge of demographic trends and provide insights into socioeconomic policies that could lead sub-Saharan Africa into a successful future.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:45