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Synthesis Report on the Demographic Dividend in Africa (2015)

Synthesis Report on the Demographic Dividend in Africa (2015)

If birth rates in Africa decline rapidly, as it has been the case in other regions, the age structure will change to one dominated by more young people of working age. Coupled with the positive economic outlook for the continent, the change in the age structure will provide enormous potential for economic growth and structural transformation if African countries make the right investments in human and social capital for youth development. These potential gains can be realized through a demographic dividend, which refers to the accelerated economic growth that countries can harness as a result of the change in age structure following demographic transition.

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Sexuality Education: A Ten-Country Review of School Curricula

Sexuality Education: A Ten-Country Review of School Curricula

This collaborative regional curriculum scan, which was conducted in 2011, seeks to assess the content, quality, and delivery methods of sexuality education (SE) curricula in ten ESA countries and aims to ensure that the reviews help countries to develop curricula designed to not only increase comprehensive knowledge among young people, but to empower them to adopt protective behaviours, such as refusing unwanted sex, delaying sex, using condoms and testing for HIV.

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SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium: Indicators and Related Assessment Tools

SRH and HIV Linkages Compendium: Indicators and Related Assessment Tools

The Steering Group developed a theory of change, which was used to identify and assess indicators and related assessment tools to measure SRH and HIV linkages and provide a thematic structure to the compendium. The areas in the theory of change can broadly be categorised as outputs (enabling environment, integrated service delivery and stronger health systems), outcomes (reduced stigma and discrimination and gender-based violence, increased access to and utilisation of services, improved efficiency) and impact (improved health, human rights and quality of life).

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Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Oubliés et laissés dans l’ombre : santé et droits sexuels et génésiques des jeunes adolescents

Il est impératif de reconnaître les réalités de la vie des jeunes adolescents, filles et garçons – et tout particulièrement leur besoin de comprendre leur corps et leurs droits et responsabilités sexuels – si l’on veut assurer les bases d’un passage sans risques, à travers l’adolescence, de l’enfance à l’âge adulte.

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What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

What does not work in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a review of evidence on interventions commonly accepted as best practices

There was little evidence based on research or practical experience on effective ways of providing young people with information, education, and health services, or equipping them with skills to protect them from risks.

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