Getting a better grasp on Togo’s future: Population dynamics at the heart of development planning

by Mary White-Kaba
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), March 2018

30 pp. 4.2 MB
http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/population-dynamics-
togo/GHPC_TOGO_FINAL.pdf

Attaining the demographic dividend is a powerful motivator for integrating population dynamics into planning. With decreasing fertility, many developing countries hope for a ‘demographic dividend’, where effective integration of the next generation into the national economy could increase gross domestic product by up to 40%. Harnessing this future potential, however, requires planning to take full account of population dynamics – projected changes in population size, composition and geographical distribution.

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