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Saudi Arabia: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is blessed with a strong economy, but suffers from underdeveloped care policies. With an overall GCPI score of only 4.00/10.00, Saudi Arabia’s care policies – particularly those protections for family caregivers – are in need of improvement. Saudi Arabia scores 2.32/10.00 in Sub-Index A, placing it in the ‘Weak’ Index […]

Philippines: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country that has been a site for rapid care policy development in the last few years. Owing to this, the Philippines earned an overall GCPI score of 7.23/10.00, placing it in the higher end of the ‘Maturing’ Index band. In Sub-Index A, the Philippines scored 5.88/10.00. Outstanding policies include […]

Taiwan: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

Taiwan is a highly developed East Asian nation, known for being one of the Four Asian Tigers that sported miraculously fast economic growth in the ’60s and ’70s. In Taiwan’s case, care policies have also developed relatively well alongside economic growth, giving Taiwan an overall GCPI score of 5.57/10.00. In Sub-Index A, Taiwan’s score of […]

Jordan: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

Jordan is a upper-middle income Arab country that was notably the first nation in the Middle East to include domestic workers under the protections of her national labor laws. However with an overall GCPI score of 4.62/10.00 (Emerging), Jordanian legislation still has to improve upon its policies for family caregivers. In Sub-Index A, Jordan’s score […]

Nigeria: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

Nigeria possesses one of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, Nigeria’s care policies remain stagnant. With an overall GCPI score of 3.16/10.00, Nigeria’s score is primarily brought down by a lack of care policy protections for family caregivers. In Sub-Index A, Nigeria scores 2.18/10.00. This score reflects a lack of paternity leave, dependent […]

Iceland: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

Iceland is a highly developed and sparsely populated island nation in the Nordic region. Sporting well-developed care policy protections in general, Iceland’s final GCPI score of 6.61/10.00 (Maturing) reflects specific and significant omissions rather than broad underdevelopment of care policies. In Sub-Index A, Iceland scored 5.81/10.00. This score is not intuitive, given Iceland’s excellent provisions […]

United States (Federal): Care Policy Evaluation 2022

The United States of America (US) is a federal republic with a population of 329.5 million. The political economy of the US is heavily market-oriented and provides a relatively limited set of welfare protections. The female labor force participation rate in the US is estimated to be 55.4% in 2020, much higher than the world average […]

South Africa: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

South Africa is an upper-middle income country on the tip of the African continent. Despite having a highly developed economy concentrating in providing finance, business, and real estate services, the informal economy still contributes to 27% of South Africa’s GDP. This poses a challenge to the nation when it attempts to pass legislation that protects […]

Sri Lanka: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

Sri Lanka is a South Asian island nation off the coast of India. Relative to her neighbours in South Asia, Sri Lanka sports relatively higher levels of human development. However, Sri Lanka’s labor law is in need of several amendments in order to further protect family caregivers and domestic workers. Alongside a minimum 12 week […]

Bangladesh: Care Policy Evaluation 2022

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is a South Asian country with a large and diverse labor force. With rudimentary legal provisions for family caregivers, and a failure to regulate domestic work at all, Bangladesh scores very poorly on the GCPI with a final score of 0.96/10.00. Bangladesh offers 16 weeks of maternity leave to working […]

The GCPI has now finished scoring its third country in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Despite its strong, developed economy, Saudi only scored a 4 out of 10 on the GCPI. Read more about their care policies below:

The GCPI's Philippines report is out! The Philippines is received a 7.23 out of 10, one of the highest scores on the GCPI despite it being a lower-middle-income nation 😱 Read more below:

Taiwan's report is now out! Taiwan was only able to score a 5.57 on the GCPI due to inadequate protections for family caregivers and a lack of protection for domestic workers. Read more below:

Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile's presidential election to become the country's youngest ever leader. His plans include establishing a 'welfare state', with more comprehensive protections for care workers. Read more below:

Did you know that in Cambodia, domestic workers are explicitly excluded from labor laws? Read more below about careworker and domestic worker protections, new regulations, obstacles to implementing these and more.

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