Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 96.96 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 64 years
  • Human Development Index: 174 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 1.2%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 26%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 18 years): 41%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2011

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Retrak24 Nov 2016

This document is an evaluation of Retrak’s reintegration of street children and community-based child protection project in SNNPR, Ethiopia.

AfricanChildInfo.net7 Nov 2016
United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ACPF is holding its Seventh International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)  under the theme:“Our Hidden Shame: Crimes and Extreme Violence against Children in Africa” on 7-8 November 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UNHCR1 Oct 2016

In this Ethiopia Child Protection Fact Sheet, UNHCR provides the main child protection highlights, issues, and trends for 2014 to 2016.  

African Child Policy Forum and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children30 Sep 2016

This is a joint statement issued by ACPF and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children following the Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Ending Violence against children in Africa held in Addis Ababa, on September 29th and 30th, 2016.

Retrak1 Aug 2016

Each year Retrak maps the locations of family reintegration placements and tracks trends in locations over time. They have used this information to help them understand the geographic spread of children coming to the streets and to target prevention programmes on ‘’hotspots’’- places from which many children migrate to the streets.

Edited by Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The United Nations Children’s Fund, and Oxford University Press12 Jul 2016

This book published jointly by FAO, UNICEF, and Oxford University Press presents the findings from evaluations of the Transfer Project, a cash transfer project undertaken in the following sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  It concludes that cash transfers are becoming a key means for social protection in developing countries. 

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance2 Jun 2016

This report captures what has been accomplished in social service workforce strengthening in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and highlights areas for future intervention. Progress made to strengthen the social service workforce within these countries is useful when reflecting on global trends and ways forward.

Abebe Senbeta - Addis Ababa University - The School of Social Work1 Jun 2016

This study investigates the effects of Community Care Coalitions on child protection in Assosa City, Ethiopia. It explores services and strategies employed by Community Care Coalitions to address child protection, as well as challenges faced by Community Care Coalitions while attempting to provide these services.

Asnakech Tesfaye - Addis Ababa University - Graduate School of Social Work1 Jun 2016

In this research paper Asnakech Tesfaye explores the expectations of Ethiopian children applying for an Australian Orphan Visa.  Tesfaye’s research found children applying for visas expected to get better education, employment, material benefits and living conditions. 

BBC News18 Apr 2016

Over 200 people were killed, and over 100 women and children abducted, in a cross-border attack in the southern Gambella region of Ethiopia on Friday, according to the BBC article.