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

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 [...]

Informal social protection in Myanmar’s central dry zone

This briefing is about informal social protection systems in rural communities in Myanmar's central dry zone. It is based on qualitative research conducted in March 2016 in villages of Mahlaing township (Mandalay region) and Pakokku [...]

The Global Demography of Aging: Facts, Explanations, Future

This working paper provides  a broad overview of the global demography of ageing. It reviews patterns, trends, and projections involving various indicators of population ageing and their demographic antecedents and sequelae. It also reviews theories economists use [...]

HelpAge Regional Conference 2016 Proceedings

This report details the proceedings at the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016, which focused on the economic implications of ageing. Language: English Published: HelpAge International East Asia/Pacific, 2016 Size: 1.2 MB Download [...]

Rapid Population Ageing in Viet Nam: Challenges and Opportunities

This factsheet presents the population ageing in Vietnam which creates both challenges and opportunities to the country’s development. It also provides recommendations for Vietnam to prepare for the transition to the aged phase which is expected to [...]

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Regional newsletter

In AgeNews 21, we look at long term care study in Asia Pacific region, social protection and the push for a universal pension scheme in Philippines, ageing and income security in Asia and Nepal post the earthquake two years ago.


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