(April 2015) In September 2015, more than 180 nations will decide upon the new global development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But there is a gaping hole in today’s development discourse: demography.

Please join Population Reference Bureau on April 14 at 3:00 p.m. for a dialogue on population, demography, and development with special guests from the Berlin Institute for Population and Development and UNFPA. This event will launch the new report Consequential Omissions: How Demography Shapes Development – Lessons from the MDGs for the SDGs, published by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development and edited by Mr. Michael Herrmann of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Consequential Omissions: How Demography Shapes Development – Lessons from the MDGs for the SDGs  makes a strong case for why demographic data must inform the formulation of development goals, targets and indicators; and why demographic-development linkages must inform development strategies, policies, and programs. It shows that demography shapes development, that it impacted the MDGs, and that it will influence progress towards the SDGs as well.

The event will feature a presentation of report highlights from Ruth Müller of the Berlin Institute and comments from Michael Herrmann of UNFPA via video-conference.

Ruth Müller is a Research Associate at the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. Her work focuses on the link between worldwide population dynamics and socioeconomic development.

Michael Herrmann is Senior Adviser on Population and Economics, and Manager of the Innovation Fund at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He is also member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum on Population Aging.

Time: April 14, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 520, Washington, D.C.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Hanna Christianson, hchristianson@prb.org