Amplifying Understanding of the Demographic Dividend in Uganda

Elizabeth Leahy Madsen, Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
Stella Kigozi, Director Information and Communication National Population
Kaitlyn Patierno, Population Reference Bureau

The National Population Council (NPC) of Uganda holds an institutional mandate to coordinate implementation of their National Population Policy and to advocate for the integration of population dynamics in development planning. NPC has partnered with the Population Reference Bureau’s PACE project to broaden the conversation about demographic change and measures of national development in Uganda by engaging policymakers in the education, economic growth, and governance sectors. NPC and PACE developed a suite of advocacy materials in 2019 to ensure that population dynamics are a key component of sector budget framework processes and development of the third National Development Plan. The resulting materials, titled “Transforming Uganda Through Investment in People,” outline specific priority policy recommendations for decisionmakers in the health, education, economic, and governance sectors. This partnership demonstrates how tailored, evidence-driven advocacy materials drive support for policy interventions related to the demographic dividend across multiple sectors, including at the subnational level.

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  Presented in Session 16. Harnessing the African Union’s Demographic Dividend Paradigm at Country Level: The Issue of Policy Prioritization and Agenda Operationalization