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(May 2013) The ENGAGE Presentation, "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend" aims to improve understanding of the demographic dividend, what it takes to realize that dividend, and the potential for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the demographic dividend and associated economic growth. The presentation is designed to promote policy dialogue on the critical role of declines in fertility; changes in population age structure; necessary investments in family planning, health, and education; favorable economic policies; and good governance practices for achieving sustainable economic and social development. Target audiences include government policymakers, civic and religious leaders, health sector leaders, program officials, family planning advocates, journalists, and others.

Developed under the USAID-funded Informing DEcisionmakers to Act (IDEA) project, this and other ENGAGE presentations examine the relationship between family planning, reproductive health and sustainable national development. These dynamic, multimedia presentations, appropriate for a variety of developing country contexts, engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in critical discussions about family planning, reproductive health and the intersection with other key development issues.

"Harnessing the Demographic Dividend" is available with and without a voiceover, in both English and French. The presentation can be downloaded from the PRB website or streamed via PRB's YouTube channel in English and French; CD-ROMs are also available on request. A presentation guide is available to provide facilitators with skills and resources to effectively deliver and lead discussion about the presentation.

For more information about "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend," or to request a copy of the presentation and materials on CD-ROM, please contact Marissa Yeakey, 202-939-5441, myeakey@prb.org.

For more information about IDEA, please contact idea@prb.org.

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IDEA—Informing Decisionmakers to Act—increases support among policy audiences for effective health and population programs around the world. By increasing the flow of accurate, understandable information about population, family planning, and reproductive health to policy audiences, IDEA enhances efforts carried out by civil society, the public sector, the development community, and donors. Under IDEA, PRB has developed a series of dynamic multimedia ENGAGE presentations to engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in issues related to family planning, reproductive health, and other key development issues.