Wednesday, 2 October 2013

How should older people’s well-being be measured?


Allianz - Open Knowledge, HelpAge, Centre for Social Protection, European Network on Measuring Progress, Institute of Social and Medical Studies, Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres, International Council on Social Welfare, OECD - Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, PRO Global, Wikiprogress and World Bank

invite you to participate in this online discussion
from 3 - 14 October 2013, Click here to participate.

The Global AgeWatch Index  was launched by the HelpAge Network  on 1 October 2013 – the UN International Day of Older Persons. It is the first global index to rank countries according to the social and economic well-being of older people. 

The index provides a measure of 13 different indicators across four key domains of income security, health status, education and employment, as well as aspects of the enabling environment already identified by older people as being of utmost importance to them. 

Leading questions

  •  How can evidence gathering tools such as the Global AgeWatch Index be useful in fostering progress towards ensuring economic and social rights of older people around the world?
  •  What are the most important domains of well-being of older persons? What specific indicators can you suggest for each of the four domains of well-being used in constructing the Global AgeWatch Index?
  •  The Global AgeWatch framework offers a composite index, domain-specific indices in four domains of well-being of older persons, as well as a full set of individual indicators. What approach is the most effective in your view in engaging policymakers?
  •  What public policies and programmes had the most impact on the welfare of older persons? Provide specific examples.
  •  What is the best way to ensure collecting data on ageing happens in a systematic way and that this data is reflected in the national and international data sets used in the goals, targets and indicators for the post-2015 framework? What difference would this make both to development and to older people?

Here is the short link and the hash tags for Twitter are #OlderPeople and #AgeingIndex.

We look forward to your participation
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Wikiprogress Team

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