Strengthening the care economy: Benefits for developing countries
A robust care economy is crucial for developing nations as it promotes gender equality and drives inclusive economic growth. Through an increased number of women in the workforce and improved training, wages, and working conditions in the care industry, governments and the private sector can create a stronger care economy. MSC has worked with a range of stakeholders, simplified childcare models, and provided recommendations to accelerate the development of a vibrant care economy.
Transitioning the informal economy to a formal one
Developing countries often prioritize the formalization of enterprises in their MSME development policies. The benefits of formalization include increased access to credit, higher productivity, and better social protection, while governments gain from a higher tax base. However, informality continues to persist despite these apparent benefits.
This blog stresses on the need to modulate our approach to formalization of the informal economy and explores three principles on how the digital economy can enable this process.