MPFD Policy Brief No. 81: Mobilize finance for social protection in ageing societies

MPFD Policy Brief No. 81: Mobilize finance for social protection in ageing societies

Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

The region is undergoing profound and rapid population changes. In 2017, an estimated 572 million persons aged 60 years or older lived in the Asia-Pacific region, accounting for 60% of the world’s older population. The number is predicted to increase to 1.3 billion in 2050, which means that one out of four persons in the region will be aged 60 years or above.

Population ageing affects sustainable development in all its dimensions. Addressing population ageing is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development particularly in ending poverty, ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being, achieving gender equality, and promoting sustained and inclusive economic growth.

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