About Global AgeWatch
The world is ageing fast. By 2030, there will be more people over 60 than under 10. Already there are more adults over 60 than children under 5.
Population ageing is progressing fastest in developing countries, including those that also have a large population of young people. Wise policies are needed to meet this dual challenge of a youth bulge combined with a growing ageing population.
Global AgeWatch monitors how countries and the international community are responding to global population ageing, bringing you updates on the trends and solutions that will unlock the potential of population ageing.
With the right measures in place to secure healthcare, regular income and legal protection as we age, there is a "longevity dividend" to be reaped by current and future generations.
HelpAge is campaigning for the post-2015 development agenda to incorporate goals, targets and indicators that are responsive to different stages of the life course, and address the challenges that population ageing brings. Find out more about our post-2015 campaign.
Global AgeWatch country report cards
Global AgeWatch has the most up-to-date, internationally comparable statistics on population ageing and life expectancy - building on the data of the UNFPA and HelpAge Ageing in the Twenty-First Century report.
195 AgeWatch country report cards cards monitor life expectancy and government progress towards meeting the challenges of population ageing through policies, legislation and social pensions.
These report cards are the foundation of the Global AgeWatch Index which will be launched in 2013.
The Index will monitor the social and economic situation of older people around the world.