Resources on Care Economy

  1. News

    ILO promotes a greater investment in care leaves and services for a more Indonesia’s gender equal world of work

    22 March 2023

    The ILO organizes a two-day capacity building workshop for its social partners to scale-up and accelerate progresses in Indonesia’s investment in care.

  2. News

    Reaching out to young workers and youth through a radio campaign

    11 March 2023

    The ILO organizes a series of radio talkshows on issues related to women, youth and work to commemorate the International Women’s Day.

  3. News

    It is time for Indonesia to invest in care leave and services

    08 March 2023

    Investing in care leave and services improves women's participation in the workforce and ensures quality childcare. The ILO promotes transformative care work policies through social dialogues.

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    ILO launches Global Care Policy Portal and Care Policy Investment Simulator

    07 March 2023

    ILO hopes these new tools will encourage the investment needed to support the two billion people still without adequate maternity and paternity support, parental leave and childcare services.

  5. Event

    The New ILO Care Policy Investment Simulator: Technological innovation to promote gender-transformative investments in the care economy

  6. Technical note

    ILO care policy investment simulator: Technical note

    07 March 2023

    This Technical Note provides guidance on how to use the online ILO Care Policy Investment Simulator by explaining the underlying methodology, calculations and results. The Simulator helps build tailor-made care policy investment packages to fill national gaps on care leave policies and services, as a means of advancing the ILO transformative agenda for gender equality and non-discrimination.

  7. Employment Working Group

    Reducing inequality, ensuring appropriate wages and care economy

    02 March 2023

    This presentation held at the 1st meeting of the Employment Working Group under the presidency of Japan provides an analysis and policy suggestions for reduced inequality and appropriate wages in the care economy.

  8. © J. Aliling / ILO 2023

    Care economy

    ILO stresses the need for transformative care economy policies with decent employment opportunities for domestic workers

    28 February 2023

    An Ibero-American symposium in Cartagena aims to identify challenges and opportunities for policy makers. The ILO Director-General joined Ministers of Labour from Latin America and Spain for Tuesday's virtual opening session.

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    UN Women - ILO Joint Programme

    Technical workshop on Care, Decent Work and Macroeconomic Policy

    This technical workshop will showcase results of the UN Women and - ILO Joint Programme collaboration, inform on key lessons learnt, share innovative approaches, and reflect on issues and strategic future perspectives on care, decent work and macroeconomic policy.

  10. © M. Lopez/World Economic Forum 2023

    WEF Annual Meeting in Davos

    ILO Director-General highlights world of work issues and social justice at World Economic Forum

    16 January 2023

    The ILO Director-General, Gilbert Houngbo emphasized the need for social justice at the gathering of leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.