Access to quality and inclusive care infrastructure and ensuring decent work for care workers is fundamental to women’s economic security. As the responsibility of paid and unpaid caregiving falls overwhelmingly on women and girls, investing in care can unlock women’s broader participation in economic activity.

To advance the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the U.S. Government’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, and the United States Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security, USAID is committed to investing in and strengthening global care infrastructure, including increasing access to and quality of care for children, older persons, and people with disabilities, and strengthening protections for the caregiving workforce. In recognition of the first official International Day of Care and Support, USAID is highlighting new and ongoing programming to expand care infrastructure around the world.

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