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Study on the Care Economy

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or “Bank”) aims to deepen its understanding of the Care Economy in order to design concrete solutions together with its Clients to address the issue of care. EBRD clients can be supported to improve their Human Resources practices, inter alia, by looking into options of child care, family care, work and life balance provisions so as to allow women to access programmes, trainings and meetings, or the introduction of paternity leave in order to retain women in the workforce and in turn foster equal care-giving responsibilities.
The Bank now wishes to engage a consultant to undertake a study on the Care Economy by mapping and identifying the barriers to access, and providing an overview of best practices in the private sector to deepen the Bank’s understanding of the care economy, and identify international best practices, particularly by private sector employers, and propose possible interventions related to the care economy that could be integrated into EBRD operations and policy dialogue.

This study will identify ways of establishing and funding care solutions in industrial zones, ways in which corporates already implement innovative ways of responding to the needs for care provision, not only for child care, but also for elders, people living with disabilities, as well as efficient and sustainable policies, measures and mechanisms in place.

Deadline for proposals: 10 March

Funding available: EUR 270,000

For more information, please contact rketenders@mmu.ac.uk

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