In the COVID-19 Era: An Urgent Need for Change Evidence Review of the Global Childcare Crisis and the Road for Post-COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "This paper provides a review of the different pathways through which COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is impacting the global childcare crisis and recommends a series of policy options and measures that could be explored in different contexts by governments, the private sector, and other key development actors, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In doing so, it highlights emerging trends and gaps in country responses and documents existing examples and promising practices that could be replicated or scaled-up. The analysis undertaken is grounded in evidence of known or promising solutions to address the childcare crisis, COVID-19 specific fiscal and implementation challenges that need to be taken into account, what new innovations are most promising and can be put to scale, and what lessons can be applied from responses to past emergencies and epidemics."

2021 International Development Research Centre
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