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Philippines must move towards a universal social pension

10 March 2016

Over the last five years the Philippines has taken important steps to improve income security for older people, most notably in the introduction and expansion of a social pension. Following an intense campaign led by Coalition of Services of the... Keep reading

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Data-driven policy and advocacy on ageing: good practices and lessons learned

16 February 2016

Are data playing a role in policy-making and advocacy on ageing? We'd all agree that they should, but to date there hasn't been much research or guidance on this topic. A new report, Good Practices and Barriers in the Use... Keep reading

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Ageing in the Asia Pacific region: are governments prepared to address opportunities and challenges?

18 January 2016

This blog was co-written by Camilla Williamson. The Asia Pacific region is among the fastest ageing regions in the world. But are governments ready to address this fundamental and definitive shift in population dynamics? Have they put in place policies,. Keep reading

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Data collection: gaps, new technologies and the inclusion of older people

17 November 2015

Last month in Kobe, Japan, 200 policymakers, practitioners and activists committed to healthy ageing gathered for the Second World Health Organization (WHO) Global Forum on Innovations for Ageing Populations. The discussions, which included members of Keep reading

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Global AgeWatch country focus: Korea

09 November 2015

In the 2015 Global AgeWatch Index, the Republic of Korea ranked at number 60. The Korean rankings in the Global AgeWatch Index have been a contentious issue due to its low status compared to the country's high economic level. On... Keep reading

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