The international Board of the Childwatch International Research Network oversees the activities of the network and gives directions to the development of the network. It is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the broad strategies, policies and priorities approved by the Key Institutions Assembly, which is convened every three years.
The Childwatch International Research Network currently receives its core funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and the Norwegian Research Council. The Secretariat is hosted by the University of Oslo, Norway. A Business Committee controls that the network's budget and accounts are used in accordance with the funding basis and the aims and ethos and strategies approved by the Board.