Workshop on measuring population ageing and assessing its economic and fiscal consequences

Jakarta, Indonesia

01 July 2019


At the request of the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning and with financial support of UNFPA-Indonesia, the Population Division conducted a national seminar on population ageing and its economic and fiscal consequences in Jakarta, Indonesia on 1 July.   Participants in attendance were from the Ministry of Development Planning, National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K), Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Finance, Social Security Agency for Healthcare, Social Security Agency for Workers, the Central Bureau of Statistics, National Population and Family Planning Board, and local universities.  The seminar discussed the impact of changing age structure on economic growth as well as the challenges in “future-proofing” social programs (education, health care, and pensions) to insure their sustainability in an older and wealthier Indonesia.

Organization of work

1 July 2019


1. Welcome and course introduction.



2. Population ageing in Asia-Pacific: challenges, opportunities, and the need for projections.



3. New demographic measure of ageing. Calculation of demographic measures of aging: chronological age, thanatological age, and prospective age.



4. Scenario forecasts to assess policy responses to population ageing.



5. Forecasting the consequences of population ageing for public financing of education and pensions.



6. Forecasting the consequences of population ageing for public financing of health care.