Older persons have vulnerabilities related to gender, family dynamics, financial and digital literacy, access to labor markets and long-term care. Policymakers should support the region’s growing elderly population to achieve healthier and more productive lives.
Cynthia Castillejos Petalcorin
Cynthia is a part of the team that produces the ADB publications Asian Development Outlook and Asia Bond Monitor, and handles economic monitoring and forecasting of selected developing Asian economies. She assists in the management of the AsianBondsOnline. Cynthia’s research interests include macroeconomic policy, international trade and development economics.
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Decreased tax revenues and increases in public spending due to COVID-19 make it imperative for developing Asian countries to mobilize private capital for the vast investments needed to achieve the SDGs.
An aging population can have a dramatic impact on a country’s economy but Japan has shown that innovative approaches and policies can help mitigate the effects
Amid uncertainty over the evolution of the PRC-US trade dispute, markets in the region are taking a wait-and-see stance.
The region's strong fundamentals limit the risk of foreign exchange volatility.