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Old men in Nepal.

Can Asia Protect the Elderly?

The challenge of providing social protection for older persons in the region is about coming to terms with rapid social change processes as well as household saving and financing pension systems.

Sri Wening Handayani

Charting Sri Lanka's Aging Population

These charts illustrate how Sri Lanka’s elderly population is increasing while the number of working-age people to help support them is declining. Forward-thinking policies are needed to address the challenges arising from this imbalance.

Utsav Kumar

Giving Asia’s elderly care and dignity

There is a seemingly hidden problem for Asia in providing economic, social and emotional security for the elderly. But drawing on the experiences of more developed economies, I think there is a silver lining behind this – an opportunity if actions are taken now to provide care and to give dignity to the elderly in Asia.

Sri Wening Handayani

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