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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The Impact Initiative 23 Oct 2017
Addis Ababa

This three-day international conference aims to engage policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa, and inspiring action towards change. The conference offers a platform for bridging divides across sectors, disciplines and policy, practice and research.

Francesca Stuer & Kate Greenaway - 4Children/CRS25 Aug 2017

In this case study, Coordinating Comprehensive Care of Children (4Children) documents and evaluates the work of Pact's Yekokeb Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children in Ethiopia.

Elsa Laurin - UNHCR21 Jun 2017

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

Geoffrey Oyat - Save the Children21 Jun 2017

This presentation describes the findings from a 2015 Save the Children study on kinship care in Ethiopia, Kenya and Zanzibar. 

CPC Learning Network9 Jun 2017

The CPC Learning Network’s Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane will host a webinar on Friday, June 9th, at 10am EDT to share findings and lessons learned from two pilots of the Measuring Separation in Emergencies (MSiE) project, an inter-agency initiative intended to strengthen emergency response programs for unaccompanied and separated children. They will also offer recommendations for next steps in the development of tools and methods in the field.

Kelley Bunkers & Suzanne Andrews - 4Children/CRS1 Jun 2017

This case study describes the coordinated care and case management system for highly vulnerable children and their caregivers implemented by the Yekokeb Berhan program in Ethiopia.

Hy V. Huynh - Clemson University1 May 2017

This study explored the extent to which components of quality of care predicted psychosocial well-being of orphaned and separated children (OSC), as well as the extent to which these components of quality of care and demographic factors moderated the associations between care settings and psychosocial well-being of orphaned and separated children (OSC).

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. 

Kirrily Pells & Virginia Morrow - Ending Violence in Childhood Global Report 2017. Know Violence in Childhood.1 Jan 2017

This brief paper highlights some of Young Lives key findings on violence affecting children, exploring what children say about violence, how it affects them, and the key themes that emerges from a systematic analysis of the children’s accounts.