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Some of the world’s most rapidly ageing populations are in the Asia-Pacific region. Population ageing has significant social, economic and political implications. Yet, many countries are unprepared for how ageing will affect society, not only in terms of changes in health and social care expenditure, and changing work patterns, but also more broadly in terms of how they can successfully respond to the diverse needs of rising numbers of older people and fulfill their rights.

The UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO) in partnership with HelpAge International undertook a collaborative research project to identify and explore population ageing policy interventions that offer insights into potential good practice to support implementation and adaptation of ageing policies across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Following the research, a series of case studies were released aimed to enable governments to learn from and improve their existing ageing policies and to further efforts on successful ageing strategies across the region.

This is the case study of national population ageing policy interventions in Vietnam. 

View all case studies here.