Resources on Care Economy

  1. Report

    The gender pay gap in the health and care sector: A global analysis in the time of COVID-19

    13 July 2022

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    Long term care for the elderly in Albania

    Albania faces a growing need of long-term care for its elderly population

    07 June 2022

    According to a recent ILO study, at least 91 thousand elderly in Albania are in need of long-term care. Less than 2 percent of them are currently receiving formal long-term care services and most of them rely on family members, in particular unpaid female carers. With a rapidly ageing population and continual out-migration, Albania is facing an imminent challenge to ensure access to affordable and quality care services for all elderly in need.

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    Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All

    Incentivizing collaboration towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals

    19 May 2022

    Progress on achieving the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals is lagging, and greater multilateral collaboration, as spelt out in the SDG3 Global Action Plan, is needed, according to a new report.

  4. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, to the Development Committee

    22 April 2022

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    Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

    Invest in a greener and more inclusive human-centred recovery ILO tells World Bank and IMF

    21 April 2022

    In statements to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, emphasized the urgency of fostering a human-centred recovery amid a fragile outlook for 2022.

  6. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Statement by Mr Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization, to the IMFC

    21 April 2022

  7. Report III(B)

    Securing decent work for nursing personnel and domestic workers, key actors in the care economy

    15 March 2022

    Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (articles 19, 22 and 35 of the Constitution)

  8. International Women's Day 2022

    Princess Sarah Culberson: Invest in the care economy for a better gender equal world

    11 March 2022

    In celebrating International Women's Week, author, humanitarian and global public speaker, Princess Sarah Culberson of Sierra Leone, joins the ILO to call on countries to invest in the care economy and transformative policies to shape a better future and achieve the SDGs in 2030.

  9. ILO Working paper 55

    Costs and benefits of investing in transformative care policy packages: A macrosimulation study in 82 countries

    09 March 2022

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    The Future of Work Podcast

    Why investing in care is about equality

    08 March 2022

    Gaps in care systems – which were exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic – can undermine gender equality, so removing talent and skills from the workforce. A new ILO report on care at work analyses the current state of care services in 185 countries and makes a strong case for increasing investment in the sector.