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    • Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people
    • English
    • 945 kb
    • 2016

    This report aims to stimulate discussion about some of the actions that governments and city authorities in low- and middle-income countries can take to build truly inclusive cities, focusing on three key themes: reclaiming urban spaces, healthy ageing, and safety and security.

    • Older voices in humanitarian crises: calling for change
    • English
    • 1.2 mb
    • 2016

    This report documents the situation of older refugees fleeing from conflict in Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan. The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence illustrating the failure of the humanitarian system to protect older people's rights or meet their needs. The stories highlight the limited progress the humanitarian system has made to address the neglect of older people and other vulnerable groups.

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    • How data systems leave older people behind
    • English
    • 1.4 mb
    • 2017

    This report examines the opportunities and challenges involved in gathering, analysing and making available to decision-makers, practitioners, and older people themselves, the high quality data needed to ensure the inclusion of older populations in global development plans and policies. It addresses both the potential and the limitations of the data that is currently available and describes the range of indicators needed to inform future policy action for the wellbeing of older people in Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan.

    • Investing in an ageing world
    • English
    • 1.9 mb
    • 2017

    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 what opportunities and challenges does this bring? This report brings together new work that reconceptualises the "costs" of ageing. It aims to shift the debate from one that is narrowly defined by financing and expenditure to one that focuses on social investment and long term planning, in short, arguing for more of a positive approach.

    • Age News 21
    • English
    • 886 kb
    • 2017

    In this issue 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.

    • Study on accessing healthcare by the older population in Myanmar
    • English
    • 545 kb
    • 2017

    The report examines the health status of older persons in Myanmar using various health indicators such as self-rated health status, self-reported symptoms, prevalence of non-communicable diseases, disability and functional limitations, and risk behaviours.

    • Intergenerational self-help club establishment, operation and management
    • English
    • 1.2 mb
    • 2017

    This manual explains how to establish, operate and manage intergenerational self-help clubs in Vietnam.

    • The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines
    • English
    • 1.5 mb
    • 2017

    The reports looks at how feasible a universal social pension is in the Philippines.

    • Infographic: The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines
    • English
    • 969 kb
    • 2017

    This infographic presents the data behind the feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines.

    • Older people's associations: a briefing on their impact, sustainability and replicability
    • English
    • 718 kb
    • 2017

    This briefing makes the case for multifunctional older peoples 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 passive beneficiaries in their own lives and communities.

    • Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
    • English
    • 1.3 mb
    • 2017

    The report paints a picture of the multiple sources of income that contribute to income security in old age and how they interact in five countries in Asia.

    • Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam infographic
    • English
    • 1.5 mb
    • 2017

    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.

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