Childcare (IFC-603007)

  • Africa
  • East Asia and Pacific
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Middle East and North Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Romania
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 16, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.18 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.18 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 10, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

Building on this research, IFC’s Global Tackling Childcare Advisory Program is a three-year program that works with companies across regions and sectors to facilitate the implementation of good family-friendly practices through advisory engagements and peer learning. The Program has helped companies conduct employee childcare needs assessments, develop and implement action plans, share knowledge, and measure and communicate the business case for investing in childcare so that they can continue making these investments.

The program also focuses on improving the enabling environment for employer-supported childcare in the 26 countries where, according to IFC’s research, employers are legally mandated to provide childcare. The program does this by:
• Conducting research to identify care demand and supply barriers and gauge employer readiness for legal compliance, and by bringing together public and private sector partners to discuss the business case and solutions to increase compliance. In addition, through market research, the program aims to identify investment opportunities in nascent care markets.
• Working with the World Bank, governments, and related entities to inform childcare policies.

The program’s regional scope includes ongoing work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Follow this work on Twitter #TacklingChildcare and read various reports, case studies, and blogs here:

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