Many countries around the world are currently experiencing a demographic transition that is resulting in an acceleration of population ageing. This trend is particularly noteworthy in Asian countries, where it is happening at an unprecedented pace.
Recently, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) have explored the role of social protection policies in this ageing society. They have found that such policies can be essential in: i) fostering healthy ageing through a life-cycle approach; ii) ensuring that older persons in need of long-term care can access it without hardship; and iii) extending adequate social security coverage to all caregivers and care workers.
Several Asian countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, have already established dedicated long-term care schemes. However, other Asian countries have only recently started developing policies to address the specific challenges related to long-term care in the context of population ageing.
CONNECT organises this webinar in partnership with the ILO and ISSA. This webinar focuses on ageing in Asia and aims to explore the demographic, financial, institutional, regulatory, administrative, and labour market challenges and opportunities of meeting the long-term care needs of ageing populations in Asia. The speakers have been invited from both the countries that have advanced long-term care policies and the countries that are currently advancing such policies, such as Vietnam and Thailand. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for countries to exchange on their experiences, particularly through the CONNECT Network.