Workshop on Measuring Population Ageing and Assessing its Economic and Fiscal Consequences
Inclusive development that leaves no one behind requires good investment and good planning, as well as close adherence to the SDG framework. This workshop, organized by UNDESA and ESCAP, aimed to promote Asia-Pacific national strategies that are sustainable in light of the evolving demographic landscape to 2030 and beyond. It was intended for government officials and national professionals (demographers, statisticians, economists and others) involved in envisioning national futures via population, economic, fiscal or budgetary forecasts.
The workshop introduced new measures of population ageing that reflect emerging demographic characteristics of the Asian and Pacific region, along with new methods for assessing the medium- and long-run economic and fiscal impacts of population ageing. It also considered requisite investments for SDG achievement and what policy responses to population ageing could work given diverse scenarios.
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- Group Photo
- Item 1: Introduction (Tim Miller)
- Item 2: Population ageing in Asia-Pacific: challenges and opportunities (Sabine Henning)
- Item 3: Item 3: “Future-proofing” sustainable development: the need for projections (Tim Miller)
- Item 4: New demographic measures of ageing (Tim Miller)
- Item 7: Forecasting the economic consequences of population ageing (Mun Sim Lai)
- Item 9: UNFPA activities in Asia-Pacific on population ageing and National Transfer Accounts (Rinatoro Mori)
- Item 10: Population ageing and its implications on social protection (Vanessa Steinmayer)
- Item 13: Forecasting public expenditures on education and pensions (Mun Sim Lai)
- Item 16: A life course perspective on population ageing: Learning from research on the demographic dividend (Marco Roncarati)
- Item 17: Forecasting public expenditures on health care (Tim Miller)
- Item 22: Demographic Dividend Index: A conceptual framework (Latif Dramani)
- Report of the meeting