Policies and programs to protect children and to strengthen families must be based on evidence. Promoting and undertaking research that ranges from program-level evaluations to broader policy-focused research, the CPC Learning Network develops innovative tools and methodologies to better measure children’s care, protection, and welfare.
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Within the broader field of child protection, care, and well-being, the CPC Learning Network focuses on a number of priority research areas:
- Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Through its Task Force on Livelihoods, Economic Strengthening, and Child Protection hosted at the Women’s Refugee Commission, the CPC Learning Network is exploring how economic strengthening interventions for children and families are impacting children’s care, protection, and well-being.
- Violence Research to better understanding the nature, causes, and consequences of violence against children is core to the CPC Learning Network’s mission. We also seek to measure the effectiveness of efforts to prevent and response to this violence.
- Care As a follow-up to a US government-hosted evidence summit that collated the state of the evidence on children outside of family care, the CPC Learning Network is developing new methods for enumerating children outside of family care in countries around the world, including in emergency settings, and also promotes a broader research agenda about children without adequate parental or family care.
- Strengthening Child Protection Systems The CPC Learning Network has been especially committed to better understanding child protection systems at the community level. Moreover, we have explored how emergency response efforts interact with national child protection systems.