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

Practice Manager, Urban and Disaster Risk Management, East Asia and the Pacific
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East Asia's Changing Urban Landscape: Measuring a Decade of Spatial Growth

Lack of consistent data is limiting understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization. In the region, satellite imagery and other data was used to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific between 2000 and 2010.