Government of Vietnam officially endorsed plan to expand Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) model nationwide

On August 2, the Prime Minister of Vietnam officially approved the plan on the replication of the Intergenerational Self-Help Club (ISHC) model throughout the country. This decision establishes targets, allocates budgets and defines responsibilities for implementation. IHSCs are sustainable, self-managed, multifunctional organisations which aim to enhance equitable and inclusive development. They have a number of […] Read more

Law for elderly proposed

28 June 2016, China Chinese seniors without the ability to take care of themselves would be given guardians under a draft of rules governing people’ private rights. The draft, an early step toward a more robust civil code, was submitted to China’s top legislature for a first reading on Monday. The National People’s Congress Standing […] Read more

Good Practices and Barriers in the Use of Data for Policy and Advocacy On Ageing in Asia-Pacific

This report provides a wide range of good practice examples where the use of data has had a positive effect on the policy and programming process. It also looks at strategies for overcoming barriers to and promoting the uptake of data in policy and practice. Language: English Published: HelpAge International, East Asia/Pacific, 2015 Size: 1.93 MB […] Read more

The state of social protection in ASEAN at the dawn of integration

The study provides an overview of the social protection situation in each of the ten ASEAN Member States, using the framework of the four Guarantees adopted in 2012 under the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation (No. 202). The report documents country experiences that can inspire ASEAN Member States in their work to develop effective social […] Read more

New OPA policy in China

19 May 2015 – Beijing, China Number of societies for elderly hits 490,000 in China The number of societies for senior citizens in both urban and rural communities in China had reached 490,000 by the end of 2014, according to a statement of the Ministry of Civil Affairs Tuesday. They cover about 74 percent of […] Read more

Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics

  This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of pension systems, their coverage and benefits, as well as public expenditures on social security, in 178 countries; (ii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iii) presents the negative impacts of […] Read more

Vietnamese 10 years of implementation of MIPAA

Over the last decade, the Government of Vietnam has been implementing policies and actions to improve the lives of older people, in accordance with the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). This report examines the actions taken and progress of population ageing in Vietnam, as well as providing a plan for implementing MIPAA […] Read more

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Philippine Country Report: Community Services for the Elderly in the Philippines

Philippines is a country with a fast growing ageing population thus specific needs must be addressed to support the ageing population. The country report shows current work in meeting needs of older people and discusses the future of long term care for older people in the Philippines. Language: English Published: DSWD and DoH, Philippines, 2007 […] Read more

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East Asia Forum Quarterly: Demographic transition

The end of population growth in the region may be in sight, with declining fertility rates, but past and present growth means the challenges of managing the impact of demographic structure and population ageing. Social and economic development will vary across the region and require efforts and innovation on a scale unprecedented in human history. […] Read more

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Ageing Monograph- Evidence from the 2010 Census

Population ageing can be a positive development if we are prepared. The monograph explores the social and economic implications of population ageing in Indonesia and outlines a series of policy and research recommendations. It is a comprehensive analysis of the 2010 Population Census and highlights many aspects of population ageing in Indonesia. Language: English Published: […] Read more

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