Time of Event

Day 1: 10:00-17:00 Tokyo time / 09:00-16:00 Manila time
Day 2: 10:00-17:50 Tokyo time / 09:00-16:50 Manila time
Day 3: 10:00-18:00 Tokyo time / 09:00-17:00 Manila time


Population aging’s escalating economic and social costs in Asia and globally is attracting growing attention from policy makers and researchers, reflecting the importance of maximizing the socioeconomic contributions of the elderly to ensure sustainable development. The development of welfare and support systems that can accommodate aging populations is increasingly urgent, but is complicated, in part, by differences from traditional familial care practices.

Cohosted by ADBI and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) this virtual forum explored elderly care system development challenges and opportunities in Asia and related policy issues. It featured a case study of Yichang City, which has been a focus of ADB’s holistic elderly care system development support, a south-south knowledge sharing workshop, and thematic workshops.

  • Examine ways to better plan, design, implement, and monitor elderly care system programs
  • Spotlight ADB’s elderly care projects, including its 8-year partnership with the Yichang Municipal Government, and the potential to replicate innovative practices
  • Discuss possible next steps for elderly care and aging population adaptation
Target Participants

Policy makers, experts from think tanks, universities, and international organization, and interested members of the public

  • Greater understanding of elderly care needs and policy solutions
  • Identification of keys to successful project implementation promoting innovative practices
  • Summary of the forum’s outcomes and one or more Asia Pathways blogs
  • Asian Development Bank
  • ADB–PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative
  • Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute
  • Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen
  • Harvard Social Technology for Global Aging Research Initiative
  • Social Technology Innovation Center for Aging, Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute

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