Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia Pacific

East Asia and Pacific is aging faster than any other region, posing risks for public finances and healthcare delivery, and increasing the challenges to sustained economic growth.


Sudhir Shetty

Chief Economist

Abhas Jha

Sector Manager for Transport, Urban and Disaster Risk Management
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East Asia Pacific Region Urban Sanitation Review: Actions Needed

To sustain economic growth, East Asia’s cities need to increase investments in sanitation to at least $250/person annually over the next 15 years. The good news is that investments in sanitation yield high returns.