The population in East Asia and Pacific is ageing rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. Although the region is ageing rapidly, proactive public policy can play an important role in helping it adapt to changing demographics and mitigating the downside risks of ageing.

This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. It documents policy frameworks on ageing and explores the implications of alternative reform options. Its purpose is not only to provide a comprehensive review of ageing in the region and associated policy responses, but also to encourage policy debate by facilitating comparison of policy regimes across the region.

Language: English
Published: World Bank, 2015
Size: 6.72 MB