Commitment to Action

Tackling Childcare: Good for Business and Development

Commitment by

International Finance Corporation

In 2016, IFC (a member of the World Bank Group), brought together a group of private sector companies operating in a variety of different business sectors in emerging as well as developed markets to identify and implement childcare solutions that are good for business, employees, and communities. Private sector partners commit to at least three gender smart measures from a menu of options that focus on substantiating the business case for employer-supported childcare and putting this business case into practice. Strategic partners will provide knowledge, best practices, lessons learned, and data to help the private sector commitment members realize their commitments. The Tackling Childcare Secretariat housed in IFC will provide technical expertise, host learning events, provide communications opportunities, and compile the group’s learning on how employer-supported childcare can work in different regions, industries, and business environments in a global best practice “Tackling Childcare” report on employer-supported childcare. Ultimately, the commitment aims to directly impact the lives of working parents in participating organization, improve learning and awareness about the business case and best practices for employer-supported childcare, and encourage others to start or scale up their own employer-supported childcare efforts.

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Commitment

Tackling Childcare: Good for Business and Development

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$570,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa

Countries

BRAZIL, HAITI, INDIA, ITALY, JORDAN, KENYA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, SOUTH AFRICA, SRI LANKA

Commitment by

International Finance Corporation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Dialog Axiata Plc, Safaricom Limited, Care.com, Inc., Institute for Women's Policy Research, Mindtree, MAS Active - Al Safi Madaba, Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition Italy, Pandurata Alimentos Ltda., International Labour Organization, Afrifresh, Aeromexico, Kidogo, Grupo M, United Nations Women, Sumitomo Chemical, HBL Bank, United Nations Global Compact