At the Inter-Ministerial Conference on “South-South Cooperation in Post ICPD and MDGs” held in Beijing in 2013, this presentation defined the demographic dividend and noted implications and potential benefits of this opportunity. Two case studies were presented—South Korean and Ghana—followed by suggestions for governments on how to harness this dividend. Suggestions include investing in child survival and health programs, building human capital, stabilizing the financial sector, and improving transparency and governance. The presentation concludes with specific ways for south–south collaboration to enhance this opportunity.
Esantsi, Selina F. 2013. "Demographic dividend, a window of opportunity for development: Implications for South-South cooperation," presentation at the Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Post ICPD and MDGs, Beijing, China, 22 October.
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