Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 1,250,000
  • Population under 15: 44%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 49 years
  • Human Development Index: 148 out of 187
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 27.7%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.3 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 47%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by age 15): 2.3%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, UNAIDS, MICS 2010

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nstitutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond (ICEB): An International Journal on Alternative Care,

ICEB is receiving manuscripts that address alternative care in South Asia for the March and September 2021 issues.

Nka (The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre) Linnaeus University and Eurocarers,

The 3rd International Young Carers Conference will build on the conclusions from the 2nd International Conference and will reflect on the concrete actions required to enable young carers to reach their full potential.

Be Strong Families, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Families Canada, Seattle Human Services, & National Family Support Network,

The biennial Together for Families Conference is a unique event that connects various stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the Family Support and Strengthening Field to focus on quality practice. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA from 13-16 October 2020.  

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. 


This international conference, hosted by the International Foster Care Organization (IFCO), will profile initiatives that help children and youth in care thrive by promoting the creation of significant relationships, a sense of belonging to their family, their community, and their culture.

Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC),

The Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC) 2020 Annual Conference will be held on 9-10 June 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The 2020 OVC Applied Research + Best Practice Symposium will unite top academic OVC researchers and faith-based NGOs serving vulnerable children around the globe.

Christian Alliance for Orphans,

The purpose of this event is to give leaders the opportunity to be part of transitioning an organization from residential care to family care, via interaction around a fictional case study.

Carepath Project,

This course is designed for people who wish to deepen their knowledge on trauma-informed practices and intervention for children in care who suffered traumatic events.

Eurochild & CarePath project,

Eurochild, as part of the European Union (EU) funded CarePath project, is convening a conference in Brussels for stakeholders from the childcare and protection fields. The conference aims to exchange knowledge on lessons from across Europe on existing aftercare practices, identify gaps in national policy, legislation and service provision relating to psychosocial aftercare, and investigate how change can be driven at EU level.