The OECD, the World Bank and Transnational Care Chains

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 10:30
Oral Presentation
Rianne MAHON, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Transnational care chains can be seen as a 'wicked problem', i.e. one that requires co-ordination across a range of jurisdictions. Yet IOs, like other bureaucracies, factor problems. Although this is designed to make issue more manageable, it can also inhibit the organisation's ability to graps, and threfore to deal adequately with, wicked problems. My paper examines the way policy research conducted in different parts of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank manages to capture pieces of the chain but is unable to see the connections between them.