The Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) serves as a catalyst for socio-economic transformation through research, information and dissemination of knowledge. IRCKHF was initially launched in 1996 as part of the National Task Force for Children, today IRCKHF promotes the welfare of children, youth, women, families, communities, and vulnerable groups by providing objective, multidisciplinary research and analysis to practitioners and policymakers in Jordan and the region, enabling effective socio-economic planning and decision-making.
Through cooperation with national and international partners and the creation of an online platform for knowledge sharing, IRCKHF advocates for positive change by disseminating research findings on critical issues falling under the three pillars of gender and social justice, human rights, and civil society empowerment.
IRCKHF mobilizes knowledge through positive social change. This begins with participatory action research using both qualitative and quantitative research methods and is followed by evidence-based advocacy and awareness. In 2017 IRCKHF formed an evaluations unit which specializes in monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL), baseline, needs, and impact assessments, third party evaluations, and most recently social impact assessments in the form of social return on investment (SROI) as per the framework of Social Value International.
Conduct and disseminate multidisciplinary applied research and analysis for practitioners, policy makers and advocates to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities through effective socio-economic planning and decision-making.
As part of the WE4L program, IRCKHF and YWCA/Mabada Branch have signed a MoU in 2020 for the sake of implementing a Youth Shadow Council Program in Madaba and Amman.
About the Young Women Christian Association of Jordan (YWCA)
The Young Women Christian Association of Jordan was established in 1950 as a non profit, non governmental, national association affiliated with the World YWCA in Geneva. The Association aims at serving women and the community without social, religious or racial discrimination, promoting the standard of women in the cultural, economic and social spheres, as well as contributing towards meeting community needs.