The International Network of Child Policy Research Centers
The International Network of Child Policy Research Centers was founded after a 2001 meeting of child welfare scholars at Chapin Hall. The academic network consists of policy research centers in Brazil, England, India, Ireland, Israel, Northern Ireland, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. The network is based at the Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.
Its aims to foster coordinated and substantive cross-national exchange on children, which make up thirty percent of the world's population "but are a silent constituency in the world of social policy and research." It seeks to facilitate and encourage extensive exchanges between scholars from different countries about research and promotes strategies to influence and to disseminate evidence to boost the case for Children. The goal is to contribute to a useful application of child policy research in developing and developed countries.