Factive Consulting has recently been awarded a new contract to conduct research into employer-supported childcare in Myanmar. The kick-off meeting was held in Yangon earlier this week with key project stakeholders and Factive’s research team led by Dean Laplonge. The project will run from June through to November this year.
A lack of access to childcare is a key barrier to women’s participation in the workforce in many markets around the world. Dean will work with Factive’s national consultants in Myanmar to explore the opportunities and barriers that exist in relation to the provision of childcare support for employees in the private sector in Myanmar.
This project is part of IFC’s global work to help address gender barriers in employment by helping businesses create suitable childcare options for their employees. IFC released a report on the business case for employer-supported childcare in 2017. The report draws on extensive research and 10 detailed case studies from South Africa, USA, Turkey, Japan, Jordan, India, Brazil, Kenya and Germany. A copy of the full report is available from IFC website (Tackling Childcare – the Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare).