Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 37.78 million
  • Population under 15 years: 48%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 59 years
  • Human Development Index: 163 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 7.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.9 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 29.5%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 40%

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

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Jessica Sabano - Daily Monitor1 Sep 2017

An inspection of children's homes in the Mukono Municipality of Uganda revealed that most were not meeting minimum standards; in response, municipality leaders have suspended the registration of new children's homes and orphanages in the area. 

Mark Riley - Diary of a Muzungu8 Aug 2017

This blog post underlines the issues with orphanage volunteering and tourism, including its developmental and emotional impact on children and how it fuels the continuation of orphanages and diverts resources away from family preservation and reunification. 

New Vision4 Aug 2017

A new financing mechanism has been proposed in Uganda to provide financial support to Ugandan families living in poverty with children under age two, with the intention of supporting young children in families and keeping them out of institutional care. 

Catholic Relief Services 31 Jul 2017

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)/4Children is recruiting for a Case Management Rapid Response (CMRR) Program Manager in Uganda. 

Kate van Doore - Griffith University Law School, Forget Me Not5 Jul 2017

In this video, Kate van Doore describes the process of 'paper orphaning,' a term coined to characterize how children are recruited and trafficked into orphanages to gain profits through international funding and orphanage tourism. 

Elsa Laurin - UNHCR21 Jun 2017

This UNHCR presentation provides an overview of alternative care for children in East African refugee contexts.

James Kaboggoza - Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Uganda21 Jun 2017

This presentation provides an overview of the implementation of the INSPIRE child protection framework in Uganda. 

Suzanne Andrews - 4Children/CRS1 Jun 2017

This case study describes the case management system developed by the Sustainable Comprehensive Responses for Vulnerable Children and their Families (SCORE) project in Uganda. 

MEASURE Evaluation1 May 2017

This document describes and provides guidelines for countries to implement the Household Vulnerability Prioritization Tool (HVPT), a tool developed in Uganda to identify and prioritize vulnerable households for enrollment in OVC programming. 

Suzanne Andrews - Catholic Relief Services 1 Mar 2017

This case study describes the process, methods and results of the approach promoted by World Education’s Bantwana Initiative under two USAID/PEPFAR-funded consortium projects in Uganda: SUNRISE-OVC and STAR-EC.