More than half of the world's young people today live in Asia. Roughly 68 of every 100 people in Asia and the Pacific are presently of working age. It is a region facing up to the challenges of poverty and climate change, but brimming with economic dynamism with a youthful workforce to deliver on unfulfilled potential.
What is more, nearly a billion people in Asia are below the age of 15. This means that by 2045, the region will have more working-age people, and fewer older and younger dependents, than at any point in its history. Thereafter, the size of the working population will gradually decline as a result of shrinking family sizes of the past two decades.