Publications

Publications 2017-07-04T16:32:26+00:00

Investing in an ageing world: shifting debates from costs to investments

Our world is ageing and, in some countries and regions, rapidly. The fact that people now live longer, in better health, and generally in better conditions than ever before is a remarkable success story. But [...]

Changing population ages structures and sustainable development: Ten key findings and recommendations

This paper was prepared by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs as a contribution to the 50th session of the Commission on Population and Development, 3-7 April 2017, [...]

AgeNews No. 21

In this edition, we feature a recent study on income security and an interview with Dr Bazlul Haque Khondker, an expert economist from Bangladesh discussing social protection. We also report meetings to push forward universal [...]

Older people’s associations: a briefing on their impact, sustainability and replicability

This briefing makes the case for multifunctional older people's associations to provide for inclusive, sustainable community development in Asia that actively engages the growing population of people over 60 as agents of change, rather than [...]

Ageing in Asia and the Pacific: Overview

The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing profound and rapid population changes. All countries in Asia and the Pacific are in the process of ageing at an unprecedented pace. This overview summarises the current trends in the [...]

Study on accessing healthcare by the older population in Myanmar

This study analyses the health seeking behaviour and utilisation of healthcare services among older people. Further, it identifies and examines barriers to healthcare access along several dimensions including: availability, geographic accessibility, affordability and acceptability. These [...]

ISHC establishment, operation and management

Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) is a model having been implemented for years by HelpAge International (HAI) and its partners in Vietnam. It has been proven to be a good model that meets olde people’s various needs. [...]

The Feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines

Following the first report "The Philippine Social Pension at Four Years: Insights and Recommendations" published last year, this report focuses on the question of whether a universal social pension would be appropriate and feasible in in [...]

Universal social pension: Feasibility in the Philippines (infographic)

This is a summary of the report called "The Feasibility of a Universal Social Pension in the Philippines". The infographic consists of 5 sections presenting the concept of universal social pension, benefits and affordability in the context [...]

Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

This report provides a comparative investigation of the income security of older people in five Asian countries that have diverse contexts; namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The report paints a picture of the [...]

Infographic “Work, family and social protection”

The infographic summarises some of the key messages in the report Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The full report is also available to download. [...]

AgeNews No.20

In AgeNews 20, we highlight the ASEAN meeting on the promotion of older people's organisations hosted by the Cambodian government last December. We look at snapshots on campaigns held across the region on the International [...]

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Regional newsletter

In this AgeNews 22, we feature older people’s voices at the UN world conference on disaster risk reduction, Myanmar’s first national universal social pension, Pakistan – Balochistan’s Senior Citizens Act 2017 and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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