Workforce composition and economic productivity in Africa

Much has been said about the ‘demographic dividend’: how disposable income increases as the dependency ratio in a country goes down. Less work has been done on the influence of demographic changes – specifically, a maturing workforce – on economic productivity. This webinar will summarise a simplified analysis of how, in developed countries, the maturing of the demographic profile has been associated with increased economic productivity. Next, we will go over the demographic forecasts for Africa and consider what they may mean for future economic output on the

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François Conradie | Lead Political Economist 

François is the lead political economist at NKC. His area of expertise is politics in North and West Africa, while his other research extends to topics of wide interest in Africa, especially fiscal and debt dynamics. François joined NKC in 2011.


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