Academic institutions and individual researchers have an important role to play in building child-friendly cities. Among other things, they can:
- Generate evidence-based research and develop methodologies that can be used to develop indicators and conduct situation analyses, as well as contribute to the monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Develop courses and training that raise awareness about child rights and help build technical capacity in areas such as education, child health and development, and urban planning.
- Participate in steering groups and advisory processes that feed into the process of building a child-friendly city.