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    World Bank Sri Lanka Ageing Study

    Project ID: AG-004 Status: Completed

    In 2005, the World Bank initiated this major study of the social and economic implications and impacts of ageing on Sri Lanka. IHP's major contributions to this study were to contribute the analyses of health and demographic issues. In addition, IHP researchers participated in the design and analysis of a special household survey of households with elderly people. Bank authors also heavily drew on earlier work led by IHP Fellow, Dr Rannan-Eliya, in their analysis of pensions policy in the country. In its main work for the health chapter of this study, IHP commissioned a number of projects, including an analysis of current NCD epidemic responses, a health expenditure projection model, and an analysis of census data on disability trends. The analysis of the NCD epidemic has shown that Sri Lanka is now experiencing an incidence of NCDs comparable to that of many developed countries, but highlighted the fact that mortality rates are even higher, probably because of a failure to invest in low-cost. effective medical treatments, particularly secondary prevention and primary care treatment. The results of the study were shared at a national workshop organised by the World Bank in Colombo on 9 September 2008.

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     Project at a glance  Project team
    Start Date: May 2005
    End Date: Sep 2008
    Themes: Ageing, Health services, NCDs
    Sponsor(s): World Bank
    Client: World Bank
    IHP Staff: RP Rannan-Eliya, MALR Perera, C Perera, R Wijesinghe, ATPL Abeykoon
    Consultant(s): I De Silva
     Location  Further information
    Region: Asia
    Country(s): Sri Lanka
    More details: Sri Lanka Aging Survey
    Related IHP research: Sri Lanka Health Expenditure Projection Model
    Non-Communicable Disease Trends Study
    Trends in disability: Evidence from Sri Lanka Census
    Sri Lanka Population Projections 2001-2101
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    Related news

    9 Sep 2008: IHP research team presents findings on the impacts of ageing in Sri Lanka at World Bank Workshop
    22 Feb 2008: Dr Rannan-Eliya participates in World Bank-Hitotsubashi University Workshop on Closing the Coverage Gap, Tokyo
    8 Dec 2007: WHO consultation discusses regional agenda for active and healthy ageing
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