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Hong Kong Country Report

Hong Kong Country Report and Technical Report. Overall score: 5.28. Download country and technical report here.

Report summary: Despite its advanced economy, Hong Kong’s policies for family caregivers have significant gaps with respect to dependent care leave, flexitime options, and nursing support for new mothers. Hong Kong scored much better for Sub-Index B because, with close to 380,000 migrant domestic workers, the government has been forced to strengthen its protections on this front. Overall, Hong Kong scored 5.28 (out of 10) on the GCPI, locating itself on the low end of the ‘Maturing’ band of the GCPI.

New Zealand Country Report

New Zealand Country Report and Technical Report. Overall score: 6.89. Download country and technical report here.

Report summary: New Zealand has done reasonably well in protecting workers in its formal economy. The country has ratified 61 ILO conventions and has 33 currently in force. There is, however, a lack of domestic worker protections in New Zealand. It also lacks flexible work arrangements for employees with care responsibilities. Overall, New Zealand had a score of 7.33 for Sub-Index A, but a lower score of 6.44 for Sub-Index B.

India Country Profile

India Country Report and Technical Report. Overall score: 3.74. Download country and technical report here.

Report summary: India’s recent amendments to its Maternity Benefit Act offers greater protections for pregnant and nursing mothers. However, there remain no protections for working fathers and no dependent care leave provisions outside of the civil service sector. Domestic workers in India are also vulnerable due to the lack of any robust nationwide legislation to guarantee their rights. Due to the lack of comprehensive protections, India scored 3.74 on the Global Care Policy Index and is rated as “Emerging” for its performance.