Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Innovations in Care: New Concepts, New Actors, New Policies

The Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality marks an unprecedented advance in the care agenda in terms of the visibility of care as a central dimension of sustainable development. The new international commitment for recognizing, redistributing and reducing unpaid care and domestic work through care policies needs to be matched to actual policy implementation at the national level.

This report contributes to understanding how care policies are being implemented in the Global South – in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean –, as well as the elements that have the potential to make them transformative. It also reviews the linkages between different conceptualizations of care, reflected in the framing of care policies and their relation to gender equality policies more broadly, and the different actors that shape the actual existence and implementation of care policies.

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