Older people’s associations (OPAs) have been established in different countries in East and Southeast Asia for more than 10 years. In 2015, the University of Oxford (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing) commissioned by Age International, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific and HelpAge International carried out a study of OPAs in four countries in Asia: Cambodia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam. One of research aims is to assess the impact of the OPA approach on key aspects of the wellbeing of older people in three key domains: health and care; income security and social integration.
This research report offers useful insights of the conditions for successful establishment and replicability of the OPA approach. It also identifies gaps and areas for improvement.
Published: HelpAge International (Asia Pacific Regional Office), 2017
Size: 1.56 MB (full report)