A review of the public policies and approaches to implementing age-friendly city in Indonesia

Sari HANDAYANI (Presenter)

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This comprehensive review critically examines the public policies and approaches employed by the Yogyakarta and Surabaya city governments to facilitate the development of an age-friendly city in Indonesia. With the global demographic shift towards an increasingly ageing population, it is imperative to assess and understand the initiatives undertaken by local authorities to address the unique needs of older adults. The study utilises open-source data spanning from 2017 to 2023, obtained through a meticulous desk review process. The data was collected from web-based institutional reports available on the official municipality website press release page, ensuring the reliability and authenticity of the information. The data search was conducted over the specified time frame, allowing for a comprehensive analysis of the evolving public policies and strategies implemented by these cities. This review offers valuable insights into the measures adopted by local governments to create an age-friendly city, shedding light on their effectiveness and impact. Based on the review, the management of Indonesian identity card ownership becomes one of the important aspects of implementing an age-friendly city. The ownership of this ID has an impact on access to social assistance and government services. Updating and integrating older adults population data forms the basis for providing assistance and as a requirement to access government services. Additionally, it was found that in this reporting, there is no news content explicitly conveying the need to consider older adults from minority groups such as transgender people, victims of human rights, and followers of beliefs (the people of indigenous religions). The participation of older adults and multi-stakeholder collaborations were expected to be contributing factors to successful age-friendly city implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2024
EventPostgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning: Reimaging Postgraduate Studies in the New Digital Age - Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Apr 20246 Apr 2024


ConferencePostgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


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