Transforming Pensions and Healthcare in a Rapidly Ageing World

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The World Economic Forum, with the collaboration of Mercer and the OECD, has just launched the report, “Transforming Pensions and Healthcare in a Rapidly Ageing World: Opportunities and Collaborative Strategies.” The study addresses the question of ageing societies from a perspective that integrates implications and solutions for both healthcare and pensions, focusing on opportunities and providing an overview of a broad set of practical solutions.

The central question raised is: how can stakeholders strengthen the financial sustainability of, access to and quality of retirement and healthcare provision in a rapidly ageing world?

The ageing of society is currently an issue of great import only in developed societies. However, it is forecast that by 2030, it will be a major concern in many of today’s emerging economies, and by 2050 few countries will be unaffected. The report opens the door to new thinking about ageing and provides a new approach to creating a “silver society.”

The full-report is available here.