A demographic dividend of the FP2020 Initiative and the SDG reproductive health target: Case studies of India and Nigeria

by Qingfeng Li and Jose G. Rimon
Gates Open Research 2018, 2:11, Last updated: 27 April 2018

10 pp. 958 kB

The demographic dividend, defined as the economic growth potential resulting from favourable shifts in population age structure following rapid fertility decline, has been widely employed to advocate improving access to family planning. The current framework focuses on the long-term potential, while the short-term benefits may also help persuade policy makers to invest in family planning. The tremendous economic benefits from meeting the FP2020 and SDG family planning targets demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of investment in promoting access to contraceptive methods

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