Global Care Policy Index Project

The Global Care Policy Index (GCPI) measures how well countries enact policies that support and protect family caregivers and domestic careworkers who do the important but often invisible work of caring for the young, old, disabled, and infirm within the home. The GCPI incentivizes states to take an embedded economy approach, and recognize and reward the critical role that caregiving and carework within households plays in supporting the reproduction of society and the functioning of the economy. This goal is in line with the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda which aim for a future where everyone is able to access decent work. It recognizes that paying attention to, valuing, and dignifying (paid) carework and (unpaid) caregiving is essential if a society wants to improve the quality of life of its people.