Date: 28 July 2021
Language: English and Arabic

This Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional event will present highlights from the World Bank’s new report, Better jobs and brighter futures: Investing in childcare to build human capital. It will review the childcare context in MENA, and engage policymakers across the region the region on challenges, opportunities and promising approaches.

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.

It also provides an overview of the status of childcare globally and five recommendations for policy goals.