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Regional Economic Outlook Asia and Pacific: Preparing for Choppy Seas

Source: International Monitory Fund, May 2017
Asia is aging fast. The speed of aging is especially remarkable compared to the historical experience in Europe and the United States. As such, parts of Asia risk becoming old before becoming rich. The region’s per capita income relative to the United States stands at much lower levels than those reached by mature advanced economies in the past. In a global context, Asia is shifting from being the biggest contributor to the global working-age population to subtracting hundreds of millions of people from it.

HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016: The Economic Implications of Ageing

Source: HelpAge International, 2016
Hanoi, Vietnam was the venue for the 2016 HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on The Economic Implications of Ageing, 6–8 September 2016. This report provides a summary of the conference proceedings. Over 300 people attended from 35 countries in the Asia and Pacific region, representing 131 organizations, including participants from government, academia, civil society, UN and other international agencies and the private sector.

Societal Aging’s Threat to Healthcare Insurance: Impact of Rising Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases

Source: Marsh & McLennan Companies (Asia Pacific Risk Center), 2017
This publication examines the impact of demographic aging on the prevalence of NCDs, and the role of insurance as a funding source. The publication also explores the potential impact on insurance premiums, and innovative approaches for insurers to ensure affordability and sustainability of the healthcare insurance model.
Advancing into the Golden Years: Cost of Healthcare for Asia Pacific’s Elderly

Advancing into the Golden Years: Cost of Healthcare for Asia Pacific’s Elderly

Source: Marsh & McLennan Companies (Asia Pacific Risk Center), 2016
This is the inaugural publication from Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC). It is the first in a series of publications by APRC assessing the risks that societal ageing presents to societies, industries, and governments in the Asia Pacific region (APAC).
World Population Ageing

World Population Ageing

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015)
This publication presents the highlights of the World Population Ageing 2015 report. It summarizes the trends in population ageing drawn from the latest estimates and projections of population by age and sex of 233 countries or areas, as published in World Population Prospects: the 2015 Revision.