Care Economy

Strengthening the Care Economy to Reduce Poverty

To mark the first UN endorsed International Day for Care (29 Oct) we have published a series of in-depth interviews, conducted as part of the research for a new report on how multinationals can better support care economy enterprises. 
To mark the first UN endorsed International Day for Care (29 Oct) we have published a series of in-depth interviews, conducted as part of the research for a new report on how multinationals can better support care economy enterprises. 
To mark the first UN endorsed International Day for Care (29 Oct) we have published a series of in-depth interviews, conducted as part of the research for a new report on how multinationals can better support care economy enterprises. 
To mark the first UN endorsed International Day for Care (29 Oct) we have published a series of in-depth interviews, conducted as part of the research for a new report on how multinationals can better support care economy enterprises. 
To mark the first UN endorsed International Day for Care (29 Oct) we have published a series of in-depth interviews, conducted as part of the research for a new report on how multinationals can better support care economy enterprises. 
Accelerating progress on SDG 5 for gender equality requires new approaches to age old realities. Despite many efforts by business and donors to address gender equality since 2015 – be it through increasing women’s access to finance or increasing the numbers of women in leadership positions, a fundamental or structural barrier has often been ignored – the care economy. While urgent public investment is needed. Businesses have a relevant role to play.
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This report underscores the pivotal role of businesses in advancing SDG 5 for gender equality through the care economy. It highlights the increasing demand for care services and the innovative solutions offered by social entrepreneurs. With insights from global corporations, the report presents a framework for businesses to collaborate with care enterprises, emphasizing the urgency to address the care crisis and champion gender equality. With IDRC.
The Equality Institute is undertaking a new initiative looking at the challenges parents face in the workplace, how these challenges differ for mothers versus fathers and other people caring for children, and what employers can do to help overcome them. But we need your help. Please Share your views in this Parents in the Workplace Survey.

What do we mean by "Care Economy"?

Examine the care economy's role in reducing poverty by supporting caregiving services that enhance economic and social well-being.

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