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Nicholas Rosellini -- Youth can power Asia's next development miracle

High school girls in Bangkok.   © Getty Images

More than half of the world's young people today live in Asia. Roughly 68 of every 100 people in Asia and the Pacific are presently of working age. It is a region facing up to the challenges of poverty and climate change, but brimming with economic dynamism with a youthful workforce to deliver on unfulfilled potential.

What is more, nearly a billion people in Asia are below the age of 15. This means that by 2045, the region will have more working-age people, and fewer older and younger dependents, than at any point in its history. Thereafter, the size of the working population will gradually decline as a result of shrinking family sizes of the past two decades.

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