Chinese Social Policy

We have a strong track record in conducting social policy research in China

For over 10 years, SPRC researchers have worked collaboratively with the Chinese government, local authorities and communities, researchers, not-for-profits, civil society and other key organisations to conduct research to inform the development of effective evidence-based social policy. This research has had a direct influence on almost all major reforms to China’s child protection policy over the past decade, including the introduction of a national orphans allowance and foster care guidelines. It is estimated that over 750,000 children have directly benefited from these policy changes to date, with millions more children benefiting indirectly.

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An external Advisory Committee advises on the priorities of this research area to maximise the social and academic impact in China, Australia and internationally. Advisory Council Members include: former UNSW Chancellor John Yu, 2012 IBA Pro Bono Award Winner Tong Lihua, former diplomat and ambassador Stephen Fitzgerald, National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission Megan Mitchell, CEO of Hong Kong Council of Social Service Hoi Wai Chua and the UNSW Director of China Strategy and Development Laurie Pearcey. The Advisory Committee Chair is Professor Peter Saunders from SPRC. 

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