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Toward a Resilient Care Ecosystem in Asia and the Pacific

January 12, 2023


There is growing recognition that care work is both a ubiquitous and critical social and economic activity. Globally, care providers support over one billion people, including children, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. While some are paid for this work, most are women from marginalized backgrounds who are unpaid or poorly paid and lack… Read more


Care Economy a Key Focus of The Asia Foundation’s Work to Advance Gender Equality

December 19, 2022

Program Snapshot Post

Globally, care workers support over one billion people, including young children, aging adults, and people with disabilities. While some are paid for this work, most care providers are unpaid and lack adequate family support to redistribute care responsibilities. Paid care workers also lack support from their governments in accessing the critical s… Read more


Experts to Call for Policy Reform in the Care Sector Across Asia-Pacific

Ubud, November 10, 2022

News Post

A high-level meeting in Bali, Indonesia, this week will seek to position care work as a priority for economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, where women perform 80 percent of the total amount of unpaid care work—larger than any other region in the world. The Bali Care Economy Dialogue from 12-14 November will convene approximately 70 experts fr… Read more


It’s Time to Build a Resilient Care Ecosystem for Asia and the Pacific

November 9, 2022

Blog Post

Unpaid caregiving has become an insupportable burden for economies in Asia and the Pacific. On the eve of the G20 Summit, the Bali Care Economy Dialogue will mobilize governments, business, and civil society to forge a regional agenda.