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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Better Care Network28 Feb 2017

Better Care Network seeks a consultant/team of consultants to document efforts to support care reforms in Uganda through the development of a comprehensive ‘Country Care Profile’.

Tausi Nakato - The Monitor - AllAfrica.com4 Jan 2017

According to this article, most children's homes in Uganda are operating without government approval.

Catholic Relief Services20 Nov 2016

CRS seeks a Project Director to work with 4Children Uganda in its Kampala location.

Jennifer Huxta - News Deeply15 Nov 2016

The story of two girls who fled South Sudan and joined thousands of unaccompanied minors living in Uganda's refugee camps.

S.A.L.V.E. International10 Nov 2016

The last Thursday of every month, children at S.A.L.V.E. International will be debating inequality live: 2 to 4 p.m. in Uganda; 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the U.K.

Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems14 Oct 2016

Building the evidence base on effective models of community-led child protection and bottom-up child protection systems strengthening – developing case studies of effective practice in Uganda and Tanzania

Kathryn Joyce - Medium6 Sep 2016

Kathryn Joyce discusses the issues that one mother in Uganda faced when she put her child up for international adoption. 

RISE Network19 Aug 2016

This is a webinar that occurred on August 19 through the RISE Learning Network. 

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.

Stark, Lindsay; Landis, Debbie; Thomson, Blake; Potts, Alina Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol 22(3)1 Aug 2016

This study examines the experiences of young female survivors of sexual violence in northern Uganda in order to explore the variety of roles (both positive and negative) that informal support networks played in contributing to survivors’ healing, recovery, and reintegration.