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Tackling childcare in Sri Lanka

Graham Watson

12th February 2019

This International Finance Corporation clip looks at the importance of tackling the lack of childcare in Sri Lanka: it's an important cog in promoting female participation in the labour force, in a country where women only represent 36% of the labour force and anything that increases this could potentially boost GDP by up to 20%.

Tackling childcare in Sri Lanka

This gives you some illustration of why development is such a multi-faceted issue - in why getting women working is such an important part of the development puzzle.

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