Population Ageing in Sri Lanka & its Policy Implications (G2G-4)

No. of pages: 9

Publication date: October 2017

Author: UNFPA Sri Lanka

Understanding the need to focus on the demographic shift in age, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) jointly published a Thematic Report on ‘Ageing Population of Sri Lanka: Emerging Issues, Needs, and Policy Implications’. The report was authored by Dr. Sunethra Perera, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Demography at the University of Colombo
The fourth G2G Dialogue was based on this Thematic Report, and was held on 6 October 2017, coinciding with the International Day for Older Persons. 
This post-brief document, provides a snapshot of the discussions of the fourth G2G Dialogue and provides policy points that can assist in evidence-based policy making.