Adopted in 2002, the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) is the global framework for policy action on ageing focusing on the priorities of (a) older persons and development; (b) advancing health and well-being into old age; and (c) ensuring the existence of enabling and supportive environment. MIPAA is reviewed at the national, regional and global levels every five years. Although it does not provide an indicator framework per se, MIPAA contains a number of refences to data and statistics in MIPAA that can be aligned with indicators of other global guiding documents, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Decade of Healthy Ageing, and the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development.
The paper on “Statistical Indicators Relevant to Population Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data in Asia and the Pacific” suggests a set of indicators for the regular and structured assessment of MIPAA in Asia and the Pacific, mostly based on SDG indicators and supplemented by other indicators. The paper also discusses the suitability of indicators that can be used to assess MIPAA implementation and also lists related sources of data and data availability. Data availability and the possibility to collect these data are key considerations in suggesting a set of MIPAA indicators.