Family-friendly policies: Redesigning the workplace of the future

A policy brief


The recommendations presented in this policy brief cover four sets of effective policies that span pregnancy to when children start formal schooling. These policies help to address the needs of parents and families for adequate time, resources, and services to care for their young children, while fulfilling their work obligations, staying in their jobs and improving/unlocking their skills and productivity. This brief also highlights the powerful roles that governments, employers and civil society together can play in advocating for and implementing family-friendly policies, in order to reap the returns that these investments have on human and economic development.