Eight billion people, eight billion opportunities: A virtual panel discussion

November 30, 2022

Eight billion people, eight billion opportunities: A virtual panel discussion

Ahead of the “Day of 8 billion”, when the global population is set to reach its highest number to date, a virtual panel addressed global population dynamics and their potential for advancing sustainable development.

#The4DSeries: Demographic Dividend & Diversity Dialogues

May 12, 2021

#The4DSeries: Demographic Dividend & Diversity Dialogues

Until December 2022, Healthy DEvelopments reports on a series of dialogues hosted by UNFPA, African Union and Germany: Government representatives, civil society, youths and researchers explore good practices and innovations that enable countries to harness the demographic dividend.

Germany and UNFPA agree to deepen their collaboration

March 30, 2021

Germany and UNFPA agree to deepen their collaboration

In a ground-breaking first Strategic Dialogue, Germany and UNFPA agreed to intensify their cooperation on promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights and on enhancing analysis and planning on population dynamics around the world.

United for women’s health in the face of COVID-19

November 8, 2020

United for women’s health in the face of COVID-19

The 18th International Dialogue focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights in a pandemic

Governance meets demography in Dakar

July 31, 2020

Governance meets demography in Dakar

A multi-country seminar explores how to integrate population dynamics in development planning

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Population dynamics shapes development pathways

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Population dynamics is the way in which populations change over time in terms of size, composition and geographical distribution. Global megatrends such as population growth, changes in age structure, migration and urbanisation impact in numerous ways on societies and their potential for development.

43% of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators are based on population data because population dynamics impacts on gender equality, health and education – key elements in shaping the future of the planet.

German development cooperation has recognised the importance of population dynamics for sustainable development processes in its partner countries. By reinforcing their methods of collecting and processing population data, for instance, population dynamicsit enables countries with a large youthful population to better orient development planning towards economic opportunities for young people, in order to reap a ‘demographic dividend’.

The studies, toolkits and stories on this page show how German-supported projects factor population dynamics into their work.

The4DSeries: Demographic Diversity and Dividends Dialogues

A dialogue series hosted by UNFPA, AU and Germany

Handbook

Download the population dynamics handbook here


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