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    • Investing in an ageing world: shifting debates from costs to investments
    • 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.

    • AgeNews Asia/Pacific 21
    • English
    • 886 kb
    • 2017

    In this issue we look at a long-term care study in the Asia-Pacific region, social protection and the push for a universal pension scheme in the Philippines, ageing and income security in Asia, and Nepal two years on from its devastating earthquake.

    • 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.

    • Minimum standards for age and disability inclusion (Arabic) (plain blue-and-yellow version)
    • English
    • 2.2 mb
    • 2017

    The Arabic translation of the pilot version of the Minimum standards for age and disability inclusion in humanitarian action informs the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes across all sectors and phases of response, and in all emergency contexts, ensuring older people and people with disabilities are included. Targeting practitioners involved in humanitarian response at local, national, and international level, this document includes a set of key standards as well as sector-specific standards and suggested actions.

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