ANALYSIS

This section of the AHWIN website is intended to offer policy lessons and resources from countries that have already become aging or aged societies. This essay on Japan’s long-term care insurance system is the first of many resources to come.

July 2021
This AHWIN-supported ERIA study focuses on a comparison of vocational qualifications frameworks in India, the Philippines, and Japan. It aims to contribute to the promotion of policy dialogue with a view to creating more skilled workers and to establish systems that can fairly recognize their competencies so that their vocational skills can be much better utilized in any country.
June 2021
This book examines two critical issues that accompany population aging: long-term care systems (discussed in Part I of the book) and the cross-border movement of long-term care workers (Part II of the book), focusing on Asia, where the population is aging at the fastest pace in the world.
June 2021
The report consists of five studies focusing on social and business approaches to population ageing in Thailand, one of the fastest ageing countries in the world.
May 2021
This ESCAP report showcases good practices on utilizing technology to support older persons and effective policy interventions in promoting the development of technology for aging societies in China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. It draws in part on case studies developed for the AHWIN website.
April 2021
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. This second installment of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, assesses the success of Japan's 8020 Campaign, which works to help people retain more teeth into their later years, specifically to ensure that people still have 20 of their original adult teeth at the age of 80.
February 2021
This report offers the findings of a phone survey conducted among older people in Indonesia to measure the general knowledge of older people about COVID-19, understand the impact of the pandemic on their health and wellbeing, and identify policies needed to mitigate the impact.
December 28, 2020
The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam (LSAHV) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in Viet Nam with information collected from older Vietnamese people, their current and potential caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Vietnamese people aged 60 and above.
November 12, 2020
The international migration of nurses and care workers is increasing. Many factors, such as population ageing and the development of healthcare services, contribute to the greater demand for nurses and care workers. This report focuses on Indonesia as a country sending migrant nurses, Malaysia and Japan as destination countries, and Thailand as a country struggling to cope with the fastest population ageing amongst AMS.
October 28, 2020
In 2000, Japan introduced a compulsory public long-term care insurance (LTCI) programme to meet the challenges of its rapid population ageing and ensure equitable access to long-term care services. This study aims to investigate the predictors of care-need level change by focusing on the users of long-term care facility services, adult day service users, and day care users by applying national-level long-term care claims data.
July 28, 2020
The world population is ageing at an unprecedentedly rapid pace and Southeast Asia is no exception. As populations age, the demand for long-term care rises, as older people more often suffer from chronic conditions that carry a higher risk of brain injury, which is one of the main reasons why people need long-term care including rehabilitation. This study assesses if Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam are ready for the increasing demand for rehabilitation.
July 2020
This conference report revisits key issues discussed at the AHWIN Forum on “Achieving Healthy Aging in Asia: Envisioning Better Care for Older Adults,” which was held on the sidelines of the October 2019 G20 Health Minister’s meeting.
June 26, 2020
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. The inaugural edition of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, draws on a panel discussion at a May 2020 webinar to explore what policy lessons can be learned from the experiences of the United States, Japan, and Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic to better protect older persons.
February 4, 2020
The Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on aging in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Filipinos aged 60 and older.
September 12, 2019

A report, edited by Dr. Reiko Hayashi, based on an AHWIN-supported research project on the current status of the long-term care workforce in East and Southeast Asia and the status of long-term care facilities.

A report is available for the AHWIN side event held during the UNESCAP/UNFPA Midterm Review of the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development. This event featured presentations on innovations and community-based approaches from Japan and Thailand.
December 2018
Dr. Shuichi Nakamura describes the development of the Japanese welfare and long-term care system and how it has evolved to meet the changing needs of the country's aging population.