Family

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Illustrative Projects

Project CHILD: Children and the International Landscape of Disabilities

Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development

Methodology: Qualitative Analysis and Policy Analysis

PPRI, in partnership with the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), conducted this international study on the status of children with disabilities and their families. Over the course of Project CHILD, 102 disability experts were interviewed in 57 countries whose combined populations represented nearly 75% of the globe. One of the most striking discoveries was that when talking about children with disabilities and their families, there are often more similarities than differences. Project CHILD increases understanding regarding the effects of disability on children and their families; provides helpful information regarding available assistance and resources; encourages increased cooperative action by local, regional and international stakeholders; and spurs much-needed action. Findings from the study were presented at the United Nations Headquarters in the form of a final report entitled, “Voices from Around the World”.

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Global State of the Family Index

Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development

Methodology: Database Management and Quantitative Analysis

The Global State of the Family Index is an international, centralized database on family health and well-being. The data collection consists of family health indicators such as infant mortality, maternal mortality, migration, marriage, divorce, educational attainment, family economics, and more, which have been compiled from sources such as United Nations, World Health Organization, and others. Because numeric data serve as a universal metric, the standardization and presentation of these cross-national indicators of family health and well-being is aimed at assisting researchers, policy-makers, and all advocates of the family as the natural and fundamental group unit of society.

Global FAMIS: Global Family Matters Information System

Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development

Methodology: Database Management, Policy Analysis and Qualitative Analysis

In order to facilitate worldwide research and the dissemination of critical information regarding the family, PPRI, in partnership with the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), developed a unique web-based library of family-related research resources: the Global Family Matters Information System (FAMIS). The Global FAMIS serves as a leading electronic archive of data and bibliographic resources on the sanctity and defense of the natural family. This electronic information system is in response to a lack of centralized web systems providing access, in an organized fashion, to the abundance of content-rich, family-supportive research from around the world. The Global FAMIS is a focused compilation of distinct electronic resources arranged in a comprehensive typology and accessible through powerful search applications. Intentionally selected for inclusion in FAMIS are resources which contain scholarly research reflecting the highest scientific and philosophical standards.