Valuing and investing in unpaid care and domestic work - country case study: Uzbekistan

This case study on Uzbekistan enhances ESCAP technical and advisory assistance to its member States, particularly aligning with the region’s efforts to bring care to the centre of public policy. The study aims to draw great attention and resources to the unpaid care component of the care economy and support efforts by member States toward developing and implementing care-responsive and gender-transformative policies. The scope of care in this framework takes a broad lens towards direct and relational care work (paid and unpaid) as well as other areas needed to build back better: reskilling and upskilling employability in care sectors, embracing the digital transformation of the care economy, promoting active ageing and lifelong learning, developing the creative industry and encouraging social entrepreneurship and smart cities.