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Partner Initiatives

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Releases Embracing Carers Policy Toolkit

APEC’s new toolkit provides policy examples, case studies, and implementation steps to help stakeholders make the case for investing in the care economy and support carers. Read here

UN Women Technical Brief on Unpaid Care and Domestic Work

UN Women has released two new resources for partners working on the care economy, a technical brief on Forecasting Time Spent in Unpaid Care and Domestic Work and associated key messages.

Summary Report from G20 Side Event on the Care Economy

Official summary report from side event in India highlights action areas for G20 on gender equality and the care economy. Read here.

Care Economy in the Indian G20 Presidency

Bhupendra Shandilya As India assumed the presidency of the G20 in December 2022, it embarked on a significant journey with the responsibility of guiding the global economic agenda. In a world grappling with multifaceted challenges, one of the standout priorities of India’s presidency has been the promotion of “women led development.” The G20 Summit presidency […]

Data2X Releases New Brief: A Feminist Care Economy Needs a Gender Data Agenda

New Brief from Data2X outlines key priorities for gender data across the 5R framework for care (recognize, reduce, and redistribute unpaid care work, and reward and represent unpaid care work), along with the addition of ‘resilience.

World Bank Releases Thematic Note on Care for 2024-2030 Gender Strategy

The World Bank Group has released a new thematic note on care.  This thematic note is included as part of the WBG’s 2024-2030 gender strategy and highlights the issues, evidence, and lessons learned related to the care economy. Link:

OneSky Approach: Scaling Responsive Care Across Asia

The Childcare4All campaign seeks to lift up the work happening at the country level to raise awareness and advocate for political commitments to strengthening childcare systems. The partner blog series highlights the challenges to building stronger childcare systems across different countries and contexts as well as the work of local partners to overcome those barriers. […]

Kidogo: Empowering Mamapreneurs, Mothers, and Children in Kenya’s Low-Income Communities

Kidogo’s solution is an innovative social franchising model where they identify, train and support female entrepreneurs (Mamapreneurs) to start or grow their own child care micro-businesses in their local communities.

Opinion: Sustainable Growth is Linked to Needs of Women and Children

In July, the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) co-organized three events with partners at the Women Deliver conference in Kigali, Rwanda. Lucy Minayo and Brett Weisel explained why ECDAN attended the conference in an opinion piece published in the Standard Newspaper.

USAID Releases Prep-primary Framework

USAID’s new pre-primary framework provides guidance on ideal pre-primary education system including Schools and Learning Spaces, Families and Communities, and Delivery Systems.

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