Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 7: Case studies: SDG1: Reduce poverty and increase social protection for older persons

VODCAST - 26 February 2019 Expert Group Meeting Session 7


The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

Chair: Wiraporn Pothisiri, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University


  • Presentation 1: Social protection for older persons in Fiji
    Dilitina M. Baleinabuli, Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Suva
  • Presentation 2: Understanding patterns and dynamics of later life poverty in urban slum settings, Kenya
    Razak Gyasi, African Population Health and Research Center (APHRC)
  • Presentation 3: Population ageing and the need for social protection in Asia and the Pacific
    Vanessa Steinmayer, UN ESCAP
  • Presentation 4: Expanding financial protection and care services in the developing world: Status and challenges 
    Philip O’Keefe, World Bank, East Asia and Pacific Region

More information and presentation slides:


Sergei Scherbov

Project Leader

World Population

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IIASA Project

Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging)

Aging demographic data sheet 2018

Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2019


Gietel-Basten S, Saucedo SEG, & Scherbov S (2020). Prospective measures of aging for Central and South America. PLOS ONE 15 (7): e0236280. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0236280.

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