Ageing and Development Study group
The 60 plus age group is the fastest growing population globally, and by 2050 80% of the world's population will live in developing countries. This study group explores how to address the changing population balance in terms of economic, social and public policies (social, health, transport, urbanisation etc.) as well as through changes to individual behaviour. The study group also considers how to value the contributions and respond to the changing needs and interests of older people themselves. A growing evidence base in both developed and developing countries allows for new insights and understandings into debates on intergenerational relations, transfer of wealth, human rights and definitions of poverty. The group works closely with the London-based NGO HelpAge International, who host most of our meetings.
The aim of the group is two-fold - to enable those working on ageing in development to exchange ideas; and to encourage others working in all aspects of development to appreciate the contributions that older people make to development.
Recent meetings have looked at non-communicable diseases and older people, long-term care and HIV/AIDS and older people.
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock (University of East Anglia) and Valerie Lipman (University of Southampton)
Non-communicable diseases and population ageing: a new priority for international development?
HelpAge International, London, June 2014
Download the report (PDF).