Date: 04 March 2021
Time: 9:00 EST
Duration: 60 minutes

This event marks the launch of the World Bank’s new report, Better Jobs and Brighter Futures: Investing in Childcare to Build Human Capital. The report highlights the transformative potential of investments in childcare to increase women’s employment and productivity, create new jobs, improve child outcomes, drive economic growth and support a more resilient and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.

The event will include an opening by Mamta Murthi, Human Development VP, and a short presentation on the report followed by a panel discussion with World Bank Directors from Education, Social Protection and Gender, policymakers, childcare providers and other experts on the challenges with childcare worldwide and how countries can support families to access quality, affordable childcare.

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Join the event to get answers to these 3 questions:

• Why is childcare key for building human capital?
• What is the status of childcare provision worldwide?
• What do governments need to do to ensure families have access to quality, affordable childcare that meets their needs, especially the most vulnerable families?

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