What is the Child Poverty Network?

In 2008, motivated by the Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities, UNICEF launched the Child Poverty Network (ChildPov-Net).

The ChildPov-Net is a Community of Practice that serves as a core, global network of over 2,500 experts in children's issues, from over 150 countries - including country teams participating in the Global Study as well as development professionals from national governments, UN agencies and other international organizations, academia, NGOs and research institutes. The aim is to facilitate and foster knowledge sharing as well as collaboration across regions and disciplines.  

The ChildPov-Net provides a forum to:                                                     

·         Discuss the concepts, approaches, analytical frameworks and measurement issues surrounding child poverty and disparities in varying country contexts;

·         Draw on cutting-edge research in the area of child poverty and disparities;

·         Exchange comparative experiences, good practices and lessons learned related to ongoing child poverty initiatives, including the Global Study;

·         Discuss and share experiences on effective advocacy strategies, with emphasis on how the results of such analytical work can be effectively disseminated and used 
to influence public policy; and

·         Share news and information on upcoming workshops, meetings, training, important publications and resources related to child poverty and disparities.


Know Your Community:

Know Your Community series features members of the Child Poverty Network, for past series, click here.

How the ChildPov-Net works:                                                                 

The ChildPov-Net is a moderated network. Messages are both received and sent via the e-mail account used to join the network. When a query or message is received, the facilitator may request the member to clarify the question if needed, and then share it with the entire network. Members are then invited to volunteer their contributions. Members are asked to share their experiences and perspectives, as well as news and relevant events or publications.

Consolidated Replies about Issues Discussed on the Network:              

A few weeks after a discussion ends, the Facilitator gathers all responses to the query and consolidates them into one message, along with a summary of the responses and in many cases additional research from the facilitator. The consolidated reply may serve as a future topical reference.

Find a collection of Child Poverty Network Consolidated Replies, click here.