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Tuesday, November 19 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 51
African Models for The Demographic Dividend – Practical Interventions, Lessons and Policy Options

Chair: Nurudeen Alhassan, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Cornell University

1. Understanding the Demographic Dividend in Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia: A Prospect or Missed Opportunity?Stephen O. Kwankye, University of Ghana; Eric Arthur, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); Faustina Frempong-Ainguah, Regional Institute for Population Studies/University of Ghana; Eugenia Amporfu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

2. Demographic Dynamics of South Africa’s Youth: Still Searching for the Demographic DividendNompumelelo Nzimande, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

3. Which Policies Promote a Demographic Dividend? An Evidence ReviewKaitlyn Patierno, Population Reference Bureau; Smita Gaith, Population Reference Bureau; Elizabeth Leahy Madsen, Population Reference Bureau (PRB).

4. Savings Models and the Demographic DividendJoshua Wilde, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Mahesh Karra, Boston University.

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