Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. In this respect, provision of quality and affordable childcare is important not only for the well-being and development of children but also in terms of its impact on female labour force participation and hence directly on women’s empowerment and household welfare. Failure to fully unleash women’s productive potential meanwhile represents a major missed opportunity with significant consequences for individuals, families, and economies. At Development Analytics, we focus on barriers to women’s social, economic participation in society and develop techniques to measure women’s empowerment for field-based programs. We also focus both on developing models of affordable and quality care, as well as measuring the availability, quality, and prices for care in our fieldwork.