Global Longevity Governance Landscape Overview 2019

“Global Longevity Governance Landscape: 50 Countries Big Data Comparative Analysis of Longevity Progressiveness” is an upcoming 540-page open access analytical case study featuring a sophisticated multidimensional big data analytics that is used to provide intelligible and fact-driven benchmarking of 50 nations in relation to levels of Healthy Longevity, as measured by Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), their current gaps between HALE and unadjusted life expectancy, their current levels of success in growing and maintaining National Healthy Longevity and dealing with the issue of ageing, and tangible policy recommendations on how to either maintain or improve their standing and optimize their National Healthy Longevity.

The report is a follow-up to Aging Analytics Agency’s previous “National Longevity Development Plans Global Landscape Overview 2019 (First Edition)” report, which utilized comprehensive analytical frameworks to rank the strength, relevance and proactiveness of government-led Longevity projects and initiatives in 12 different regions around the world.

50 countries were compared using 200 parameters each, encompassing 10,000 data points in total, integrated and assembled via sophisticated analytical frameworks were used to identify the specific factors that should be either adjusted, neutralized or maintained to enable an increase in National Healthy Longevity as efficiently as possible, with a specific emphasis on governmental industry, medical and financial policy recommendations to transform the deficit and liability of an ageing population into the opportunity and asset of National Healthy Longevity. 

Today’s increased global Longevity is a “problem of success”, in which the rise in global life expectancy seen in the last several decades has not been accompanied by a commensurate extension in health. As a result, increased global Longevity is producing a global aging demographic, an impending crisis frequently referred to as the “Silver Tsunami”. In order to float rather than sink, Longevity must become an asset. And this means altering the nature of aging entirely by compressing the period of financial and social inactivity in the final years of life, utilizing technology to ensure that these longer lives are also healthy, productive, financially active lives, and creating a system of government frameworks and financial incentives to sustain this state of affairs. 

By analyzing the specific circumstances of Longevity outliers – nations with an unusually large or small gap between healthy-adjusted life expectancy and unadjusted life expectancy – the special case study is able to derive insights into the factors likely to either increase or decrease this gap. The health care system in Singapore, for example, appears more geared toward raising up all its citizens than on achieving excellence in a few high-profile areas. By contrast, the United States (which is the subject of another policy-focused analytical report: “Metabesity and Longevity: USA Special Case Study”) spends a disproportionate amount on health care, and yet has the lowest levels of healthy life expectancy among high-income developed countries. This illustrates the extreme disparities and variation in healthcare efficiency across the globe, exemplified by the enormous gap between HALE and life expectancy in different countries (e.g., Singapore’s gap of 6.7 years vs. a gap of 10.0 years in the USA).

By identifying the factors with the greatest likelihood of enabling governments to develop integrated Longevity strategies and ecosystems to scale, and to reduce as much as possible their national gap between life expectancy and Healthy Longevity, the special analytical case study is able to offer tangible and practical recommendations tuned to the specifics of individual countries, providing the necessary set of tools to allow countries currently leading the international Healthy Longevity race to maintain and improve their current standing, and to allow countries currently lagging behind others to reduce their Healthy Life Expectancy gap and improve their comparative global standing to the mutual benefit of their citizens and their economy.