DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series: Live Long and Prosper- Aging in East Asia and Pacific
September 13, 2016DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series

Aging is a challenge that countries in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region are grappling with or will soon confront. The issue raises many questions for policy makers, ranging from labor-market implications, to potential macroeconomic impacts, to the fiscal challenges of supporting long-term systems for pensions and health care. The urgency of aging-related challenges varies across the region, but successfully meeting the challenges will require early preparation to avoid the missteps of other regions. This seminar based on the book "Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific" will discuss the societal and public policy challenges and reform options for EAP countries as they address aging.

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  • Philip O'Keefe is a development economist and his primary areas of expertise are social protection and labor policies and programs in developing countries. He has also worked on health and education sectors. Currently, his work is focused primarily on East Asian countries, and previously he was based and worked in China, India, and Eastern Europe. He has worked at the World Bank as an SP/social sectors economist since 1993, and prior to that was a Lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick in the UK.
  • Presentation: Live Long and Prosper, Ageing in East Asia and Pacific
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016; 12:30-2:00PM
  • WHERE: World Bank Malaysia Office, Level 3, Sasana Kijang, No. 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn
  • RSVP: Kindly RSVP by Monday, September 12, 2016.