More and more countries across Asia and the Pacific are confronting the demographic reality of population ageing, a shift that governments often view as a threat to sustainable development, including economic growth. But this challenge can be converted into an opportunity for wellbeing and prosperity, if strategies and policies put gender equality firmly at the centre.

All views are those of the original author. Read the full op-ed by UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director Bjorn Andersson on Asahi Ronza.