BackgroundThe Government of Indonesia has initiated on care economy at the Indonesian leadership in G20 in 2022 by acknowledging the care economy as part of G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration 2022. At the country level, the President of Indonesia pointed the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection as a leading Ministry on care economy on responding this action. Meanwhile, the House of Parliament initiated the draft bill of mother and child’s welfare which is under consultation process with the private sector, CSO and government to sharpen strategic issues on care policies and services to reduce stunting in Indonesia with related aspects such as maternity, paternity, access for child-care services, breastfeeding break, etc.
In line with the development of the Long-term National Development Plan (RPJPN) 2025-2045, the care economy issues are elaborated into the 17 of Indonesian Golden Goals. As the next steps, these care economy issues will be accommodated into the Mid-term National Development Plan for 2025-2029. Understanding the complexity and cross-cutting issues and regulations among the line ministries on care economy issues, it is important to develop an operationalized definition, identify the key issues, the main bottlenecks, and develop a milestone to achieve the main goal on care economy issues that reflected in the 17 Indonesian Golden Goals. In that purpose, the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection plan to develop the Road Map on Care Economy and the National Action Plan for 5 year priorities to contribute to the Mid-term National Development Plan for 2025-2029 on contributing to the increase of women workforce participation in 2045 in 70% (Bappenas), reduced the stunting rate, promoted a more gender transformative in the world of work, and promoted the decent work for care workers. At this concern, the 5R ILO Care Framework becomes one of the references to strengthen a comprehensive intervention on care policies and services.
- Conduct a field visit on child-care services in Surabaya and around for learning from local initiative on various approaches on child-care services provided by different type of stakeholders (company based child-care service, community-based childcare services, an inclusive childcare service, private child-care services, and the childcare services owned by the education sector); and
- Share the draft of roadmap and national action plan on care economy to the local government, tripartite institutions, and related stakeholders for having inputs and comments to sharpen the national action plan at the local levels.