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Demographic Dividend

Successful and scalable supply-side RMNCH interventions are essential to health transition by stimulating mortality declines. Effective health financing strategies are essential for universal health coverage and uptake of healthcare services. While these investments pay off by lowering the burden of mortality and morbidity and inducing health and epidemiological transition, the prospects of demographic transition and aspirations for smaller families are brightened by economic incentives internalized in consumption, savings and women’s time use. These incentives arise from labor force participation, financial services and inclusion, effective system of targeted public transfers, and education and other human capital services targeted at specific population and age groups. Thus, a package of financial, economic and healthcare interventions are essential to stimulating demographic transition and dividend. This research pillar is focused on analysis of the state of demographic transition and dividends, the economic and health-related factors underlying the current state, the appropriate design of interventions to stimulate the transition, and cross-border opportunities for economic development arising from asymmetries in the state of demographic transition. Research topics include

Analysis of epidemiological, health and demographic transition
Inter-sectoral and inter-governmental frameworks for demographic dividend
Assessment of demographic dividend through transfer accounts and lifecycle deficits
Targeted population interventions to stimulate demographic transition
Assessing the contribution of interventions to demographic and health transition
Analyzing the economic and financial consequences of the lifecycle deficit
Demographic asymmetries, cross-border economic opportunities and financial flows

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