Outside Publications that Feature NTA Results

Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary: Shaping the Trends of Our Time, September 2020


The United Nations Economists Network (UNEN) released a “global development megatrends” report during the General Assembly High-level week, that commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the UN. Chapter 3, "Demographic trends in an ageing world" includes reference to NTA data and analyses. The chapter was prepared with inputs from the Population Division (PD) of UN-DESA, the UN regional commissions, the UNFPA, UN-Women, UN-Habitat, FAO and UNCTAD.

Link to the UN report:


Demography Matters: How population dynamics impact the economy of the Republic of Moldova, An Analytical Report on National Transfer Accounts for the Republic of Moldova, (2017) United Nation Population Fund, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Expert-Grup Independent Think-Tank

The Purpose of the Report is to present and discuss the most important results from the exercise of building the first Moldovan NTA estimations. It offers a general overview of the most salient features of the Moldovan inter-generational economy. The report has not been conceived to be an analytical or modelling tool per se, as NTA is an accounting database offering analysts and policymakers the data which may be useful for research and decision-making, including through the use of specialized economic-demographic models. Nonetheless, the database itself, the related standard indicators and the accompanying charts also offer valuable insights into the most pressing challenges posed by Moldovan economic and demographic realities.

Authors (in alphabetical order) representing Independent Think-Tank “Expert-Grup” are:

Mr. Adrian Lupusor, Executive Director

Ms. Ana Popa, Sustainable Development Program Director

Mr. Valeriu Prohnitchi, Research and Methodology Program Director

Ms. Lili Varga, Research Fellow, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, served as an advisor to the project.

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Dashboard that presents NTA results in a user-friendly way: http://www.expert-grup.org/media/k2/attachments/NTA_EN_FINAL.swf

2015-2016 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Global Monitoring Report

GMR cover

The 2015-2016 World Bank and International Monetary Fund Global Monitoring Report (GMR) focused on demographic trends that will impact future economic growth and development. Analyses of NTA data took center stage in the discussion of how changing population age structures shape development trajectories in many countries. GMR 2015/2016 link, and online snippets are available HERE.

2016 World Bank Report on Aging in East Asia and the Pacific

Website on the Demographic Dividend

A website, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Population Reference Bureau, prominently features NTA's work on the Demographic Dividend in Africa. The objective is to host resource materials available from a number of organizations engaged in research, advocacy, and policy work related to the demographic dividend. Organizations are encouraged to share their collective and individual contributions to the research literature and base of policy communication materials on the demographic dividend by emailing either a link or a PDF file.

Demographic Dividend website

Video featuring NTA work on the Demographic Dividend

The Graying of the American Economy: Fiscal Math Is Daunting: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's 2015 Annual Report

Gretchan Donehower provided NTA information to the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank on taxes and social contributions paid and public benefits received by age. Two NTA charts are featured in the on-line write-up of the bank's 2015 annual report.

Demographics will reverse three multi-decade global trends

A 2017 Working Paper by the Bank for International Settlements, authored by Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradham.

2017 Working Paper from the Bank for International Settlements'''

Thailand Infomercial Features NTA Findings.

In 2015, The Thailand Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board and the United Nations Population Fund-Thailand co-produced an infomercial on the implications of an ageing population.

See longer 5-minute version here.

Who Pays for Demographic Change?

Population Europe's Population & Policy Compact, Policy Brief No. 10. December 2015. Hippolyte d'Albis, Tommy Bengtsson, Alexia Furnkranz-Prskawetz and Robert Ivan Gal discuss the consequences of population ageing, and propose possible approaches countries may take to maintain fiscal sustainability.

Live Long and Prosper

2015 World Bank report on aging in East Asia and the Pacific.

Policy in Focus

National Transfer Accounts and Generational Flows, in Policy in Focus, published by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth of the United Nations Development Program, Brasilia, 16 December 2014. The article examines demographic changes, intergenerational transfers, and their impacts on economic growth in several countries and presents some of the ongoing research being conducted as part of NTA.

China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious and Creative High-Income Society

Building a Modern, Harmonious and Creative High-Income Society was published in 2012 by the World Bank and the Development Research Center of the State Council, People's Republic of China. Carl Mason and Qiulin Chen from the National Transfer Accounts project prepared projections of China's public and private expenditures on health, pensions, and education to 2050, disaggregated by rural and urban residents. The graph below compares the proportion of China’s GDP spent on health care in 2010 (by age of recipient) to the proportion that is projected to be spent in 2030. It illustrates the sizeable effects that changing demography – both population aging and rural to urban migration – can have on social programs. As the graph illustrates, spending on health care in China is projected to rise to 8.1 percent of GDP in 2030 from 5.2 percent in 2010. NTA calculations also show that “public spending on pensions as a share of GDP could double and public spending on health increase by over 50 percent simply as a result of demographic trends”. The report emphasizes the need to reduce some elements of public spending while expanding revenue sources to accommodate these social obligations.

China Health Care

Full-page version of chart: ChinaHealthCare








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