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This publication is a guide for Asia-Pacific policymakers and practitioners in developing and revising policies and programmes on older persons. It provides an overview of (a) global, regional and subregional norm-setting documents that address issues related to older persons and (b) linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals and the priority directions of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA). It describes documents, including laws, policies, strategies and action plans. There are templates of these documents and a checklist for developing policies and programmes on population ageing. Tools developed by ESCAP to support member States in drafting and revising policy-related documents on ageing are highlighted. The Annex contains the 2022 outcome document of the Asia- Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, which is the most recent region-specific norm-setting document on population ageing in Asia and the Pacific.