Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 2.403 million
  • Population under 15: 37%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 64.8 years
  • Human Development Index: 126 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Upper Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 16%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.2 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 44%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years):  7%

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

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Diana Rinker, Diane Lanni and Heather Forkey - Pediatrics,

The purpose of this study was to identify changes in knowledge, skills and efficacy of foster caregivers who received trauma coach services. 

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,

This editorial piece from The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health urges that the "far-reaching consequences [of the COVID-19 crisis] call for children and their right to health, education, and protection to be prioritised in the pandemic response and recovery planning."

Sharon G. Portwood, A. Suzanne Boyd & Kenesha Smith Barber - Residential Treatment for Children & Youth ,

In response to the continuing need for agencies providing residential care and treatment to children and youth to develop and/or to enhance their ability to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of their services, this article explores successful strategies for building and sustaining research capacity in these settings.


This report from UNFPA explores harmful practices affecting women and girls around the world, focusing on three particular practices: female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and son preference.

Early Childhood Development Network, UNICEF, and the Khan Foundation,

In this webinar, hosted by Early Childhood Development Network, UNICEF, and the Khan Foundation, panelists discuss programs to support parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Early Childhood Development Action Network, UNICEF, Aga Khan Foundation,

This 90-minute webinar will highlight how two models for supporting parents and caregivers so they can help their young children survive and thrive – (1) Care for Child Development and (2) REACH UP and Learn - have been adapted and implemented in various contexts around the world.

The Alliance for Child Protection and Humanitarian Action,

Join this webinar and discussion on Family Strengthening in the time of Covid-19: Programmatic Adaptations to Support Families in Need. This webinar will include presentations on program adaptations from Family Strengthening Task Force member organisations and open discussion on challenges and best practices. 

Keeping Children Safe,

Keeping Children Safe is organising free online webinars on the subject of Child Safeguarding and COVID-19 – available wherever you are in the world.

Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research,

The Guest Editors of this special issue welcome empirical and theoretically-informed contributions that adopt local and global perspectives and investigate the conceptual and practical implications of adoption and appropriation experiences. 

Hope and Homes for Children,

This webinar will be the first in a series of webinars for anyone looking to make a positive impact by delivering or advocating for child care reform in Asia. This webinar will make the case for care reform including the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid-19.