Understanding Unpaid Care Work to Empower Women in Market Systems Approaches – BEAM (2016)

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BEAM Exchange, 2016 – 51 pages

This document is intended to support market systems programmes to understand and address unpaid care work by:

  • guiding practitioners on approaches to diagnose constraints related to unpaid care.
  • providing tools to carry these out.
  • outlining with real examples how programmes have designed interventions to target problematic aspects of care provision based on facilitation approaches using systems thinking.

For programmes that target women’s empowerment, heavy and unequal unpaid care will likely be a system-level constraint. By understanding how programmes’ interventions interact with existing care work and responsibilities, they can use the potential of systemic responses to improve both market operations and livelihood outcomes.