Resources on Care Economy
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.
The New ILO Care Policy Investment Simulator: Technological innovation to promote gender-transformative investments in the care economy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Launch of the ILO Report on Care at Work:
Greater investment in care services could create more than 10 million jobs in Indonesia
29 November 2022
The ILO launches its new report on care at work, highlighting the benefits of investing in care services and policies to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality and support care for children and the elderly in Indonesia.
Closing gaps in leaves and care services would generate millions of formal jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially for women
08 November 2022
Despite the progress made in the last decade, there are still large regulatory and enforcement gaps in maternity protection, leaves, and child and elderly care in the countries of the region.
ILO Working paper 82
Long-term care in the context of population ageing: a rights-based approach to universal coverage
20 October 2022
With the acceleration of population ageing, the achieving of healthy ageing is becoming a global imperative and social protection policies and social security systems have an important role to play in this endeavour.