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Demographic Transition and its Impacts on Fiscal Sustainability in East and Southeast Asia


32 minutes

About the Course

This course explores demographic transition in East and Southeast Asia, focusing on the fiscal sustainability and policy implications of rapidly aging populations.

The course consists of 4 units:

Unit 1: Demographic Outlook in East and Southeast Asia (10 minutes)

Unit 2: Fiscal Balance in East and Southeast Asia (5 minutes)

Unit 3: Population Aging and Fiscal Burden (4 minutes)

Unit 4: Direct and Indirect Policy Implications and the Way Forward (13 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand the impacts of demographic transition on fiscal sustainability
  • Examine population aging scenarios and their government budget implications in economies at different stages of development
  • Assess policy options for promoting fiscal sustainability in aging and aged societies

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Watch 4 short video lessons
  • Review open access reading materials
  • Successfully pass quiz with a score of 8/10 or higher
  • Answer feedback questions
  • Certificate with unique ID will be issued upon completion of course requirements


Upalat Korwatanasakul, Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

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