The NTA working group for Asia and the Pacific held a Workshop on the Effective Use of Data for Policy Making on Aging from 5-6 December 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The workshop brought together about 100 participants from 20 participating countries and three international and regional organizations. Participants included academic experts, government officials, parliamentarians, and representatives from civil society and international organizations.
The objectives of the workshop were:
1. To generate practical learning in using NTA evidence for developing policies addressing the diverse challenges of older people and ageing populations
2. To discuss how to use NTA data effectively for policy formulation
3. To facilitate cross-country networking and sharing on policy issues related to population change
The workshop was sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), HelpAge International, the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), the East-West Center, and the Government of Japan.