Asia's Developing Future
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The Asian Development Bank Institute (adbi.org), Tokyo, is the think tank of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila. It is the top regional studies center and the second-ranked government-affiliated think tank in the world. ADBI helps policy makers in developing Asia through research that focuses on medium- to long-term development, and through training that helps reduce poverty.Read more »
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Better indicators are needed to track the well-being of elderly in developing countries
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With aging becoming a pressing issue in many countries, especially in Asia, governments need better indicators that track the well-being of the elderly to craft policies to better meet the needs of the aged.
Many countries do not have the data needed for sound policy making, planning, and investment targeting, which leads to piecemeal public policies with little sense of priority.
The People’s Republic of China, Thailand, and Viet Nam are just some of the countries relatively unprepared to deal with their rapidly aging societies.
Multilateral and nongovernment organizations have developed several global aging indexes that focus on various aspects of aging and well-being.
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Claude Bodart is an international advisor at the Center for Ageing at the Beijing Normal University
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