Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 15.72 million
  • Population under 15: 46%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 58 years
  • Human Development Index: 139 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower middle income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence: 12.4%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5.1 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 27%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 31%

Sources: World Bank UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2013/2014

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Lusaka Times12 Nov 2017

The Government of Zambia is piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application "that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalised in centers," according to this article from the Lusaka Times. 

Save the Children 26 Jul 2017

Save the Children is recruiting for a consultant to review and finalize Zambia's National Implementation Plan to strengthen the Social Service Workforce. 

Andrew Kardan, Andrew Wyatt, Ramla Attah and Paul Quarles van Ufford - Oxford Policy Management1 May 2017

This working paper assesses the performance of local and community-based structures in Kenya and Zambia in delivering the government social protection systems that they are tasked to support.

Rory Truell - The Guardian Social Care Network20 Mar 2017

Article from The Guardian’s Social Care Network recognizing World Social Work Day and the needs of vulnerable children in Zambia.

Anastasia J. Gage, Mai Do, and Donald Grant - Measure Evaluation1 Mar 2017

This compendium contains the findings from a review of 13 projects providing HIV services to adolescents in PEPFAR-supported countries. 

Anastasia J. Gage, Mai Do, and Donald Grant - MEASURE Evaluation1 Mar 2017

This document examines 13 projects serving HIV services to adolescents in PEPFAR-supported countries and provides a set of guidelines on best practices for adolescent and youth-friendly HIV programs. 

Better Care Network7 Feb 2017

The Zambia National Consultation Accelerating Children’s Care Reform Report is a summary report of a stakeholders’ meeting held between key stakeholders in children’s care in May, 2016.  

GHR Foundation26 Oct 2016

This video from GHR Foundation discusses how in Zambia severe poverty and deaths from HIV/AIDS have led to child abandonment and a large population of orphans and vulnerable children.  It further states that these challenges faced by the Zambian children include higher levels of poverty.  There are also the combined effects of HIV/AIDS and poverty, which have made most of these households’ capacity very weak and compromises their ability to look after these children.

Universitiet Stellenbosch University, University College London1 Oct 2016

This report evaluates the efficacy of community based organisations and discusses the need for the evaluation of community based care for children living in HIV communities.

Jennifer Biggs Miller, Donna DeGracia, Maureen Dykinga, Deb Filer, Mary Hearst, Renee Hepperlen, Dana Johnson, Zeina Makhoul, Paula Rabaey, Holly Willis24 Sep 2016

This document provides a formative assessment on the state of children with disabilities in Zambia.