Presenter Name and Region/Country
www.globalagewatch.org
Scale and rate of global
population ageing
Increases in all regions
Source: UNDESA Population Division, Population Ageing and
Development 2012, Wall Chart, 2012; UND...
What is the Index?
• First-ever measure of quality of life and well-being of older
people around the world
• Uses the late...
Why is the Index needed?
• Helps understand challenges and learn from success,
prompt more research and improved data coll...
Concepts
• Age disaggregated data is the key to give ageing visibility
• Policy responses on ageing should strengthen capa...
Four domains and thirteen
indicators
Global Rankings
Global AgeWatch Index and
overall rankings
Key Findings
• History counts - progressive social welfare policies for all
their citizens across the life-course
• Money ...
BRICS have 40% of world
population 60+ and 25% global
GDP
Region or country name
• Regional/or national Policy points add here
• eg African Union, UNESCAP, ECLAC, OAS
• Regional De...
Overall and domain rankings for Africa
Overall and domain rankings for Asia
Overall and domain rankings for Europe
Overall and domain rankings for
Latin America and the Caribbean
Overall and domain rankings for
North America and Oceania
Global, regional and national
policy relevance
• Post 2015 process - practical contribution to the “data
revolution” calle...
Partnering for next steps
• Extend the Index to cover all countries, to refine and extend
its reach and coverage and to di...
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This presentation presents the first-ever overview of the wellbeing of older people around the world. It brings together internationally comparative data on older people’s income, health, education and employment, and how supportive they feel their environment is.

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  • The first ever Index to rank more than 90 countries across the world according to how well their older populations are faring. Add name of presenter and region
  • Overall lack of income security health access enabling environment The need for comparative data on ageing The need to present this data in a way that will engage policymakers, The need to help point to areas for policy actions This importance of comparable data from international sources
  • All domains are equally weighted, website allows people to vary weighting on line. See Insight (p.14/15) for detailed explanations of indicators. Methodology report expands on reasons and statistical methodology.
  • Money is not everything – correlating GAWI with GDP shows countries with similar levels of wealth perform differently on index indicating it is not just the level of wealth of a country that makes a different. Fast growing economies i.e. India, Brazil and China perform differently. (see p.20 in Insight report for more detail) Ageing well requires action: correlating GAWI with HDI shows increased HDI score doesn’t automatically mean older people benefit, targeted policies are needed. Never too soon – many countries are facing large scale increases in there ageing populations and policies which support these people to stay healthy, work if they want to and play a pivitoa role in their family and society are needed alongside pension and care provision. Older people are part of the solution.
  • A look at the BRICS shows that not all the wealthier economies do well in rankings It is striking that life for older people in the BRICS countries has not kept pace with overall development
  • Currently we have not been able to include many countries because of gaps in World Bank and WHO data, No data on life long learning opportunities, Gallup data is the globally available perception data (for further discussion on choice of indicators see p. 14/15 of Insight report and for detailed discussion the methodology report) Can also mention ICPD International Conference on Population and Development , process – means to ensure action on ageing
  • Global AgeWatch Index 2013 presentation

    1. 1. Presenter Name and Region/Country www.globalagewatch.org
    2. 2. Scale and rate of global population ageing
    3. 3. Increases in all regions Source: UNDESA Population Division, Population Ageing and Development 2012, Wall Chart, 2012; UNDESA Population Division, World Population Prospects: the 2012 Revision, 2013
    4. 4. What is the Index? • First-ever measure of quality of life and well-being of older people around the world • Uses the latest comparative and quantitative data available internationally from World Bank, WHO, ILO, UNESCO and Gallup World View • Promotes better understanding of the circumstances of older people globally • Covers 89% of the world’s older people in 91 countries • Is inspired by the Human Development Index and involves a pioneering application of human development methodology
    5. 5. Why is the Index needed? • Helps understand challenges and learn from success, prompt more research and improved data collection, especially in developing countries • Provides easy access to existing globally comparable data • A lens through which all countries can explore some basic questions: • Do we have a universal pension? If not why not? • How does the health service deliver to people in later life? • What are the employment conditions and educational status of older citizens? • Why are views of older people necessary for successful policy making?
    6. 6. Concepts • Age disaggregated data is the key to give ageing visibility • Policy responses on ageing should strengthen capabilities and broaden opportunities of people of all ages • Income security, good health, employment and education and capacity to participate in communities are essential for ageing well • Index is built deliberately on human development principles which put people at the centre of economic policy • Domains and indicators chosen as they reflect views of older people on issues most important to them • Greater use of age specific comparative evidence is recommendation within 2012 HelpAge/UNFPA report ‘Ageing in the 21st century – a celebration and a challenge’
    7. 7. Four domains and thirteen indicators
    8. 8. Global Rankings
    9. 9. Global AgeWatch Index and overall rankings
    10. 10. Key Findings • History counts - progressive social welfare policies for all their citizens across the life-course • Money is not everything –‘smart’ age-focussed spending needed • Ageing well requires action- social progress doesn’t guarantee the wellbeing of all • It’s never too soon to invest in ageing • Income security for all older people is investment for all generations • Ensuring access to quality healthcare is vital • Better data needed – lack of internationally comparable data in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean
    11. 11. BRICS have 40% of world population 60+ and 25% global GDP
    12. 12. Region or country name • Regional/or national Policy points add here • eg African Union, UNESCAP, ECLAC, OAS • Regional Development Banks • Age Demands Action calls • ADA 2013 highlights
    13. 13. Overall and domain rankings for Africa
    14. 14. Overall and domain rankings for Asia
    15. 15. Overall and domain rankings for Europe
    16. 16. Overall and domain rankings for Latin America and the Caribbean
    17. 17. Overall and domain rankings for North America and Oceania
    18. 18. Global, regional and national policy relevance • Post 2015 process - practical contribution to the “data revolution” called for in the new development framework • A global framework to measure progress on ‘leaving no one behind’ • Keeping watch: the first steps in establishing a full understanding of the lives of older people around the world • Demonstrates need to improve international data sets on ageing • Regional or national point (add here)
    19. 19. Partnering for next steps • Extend the Index to cover all countries, to refine and extend its reach and coverage and to disaggregate data by sex • Include domain on the political and civil rights of older people • Have data broken down by groups within each country - rural areas, towns and cities, richer and poorer areas of a country, different age groups of older people • Constructing separate indices for older women and men • Pilot in national contexts • Explore how new data from national sources can develop the Index further • Set the standard for ageing well everywhere
    20. 20. Thank you!

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