Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 51.82 million
  • Population under 15: 45%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 61 years
  • Human Development Index: 151 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 24.4%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by age 15): 37%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2010

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The Evaluation Fund in collaboration with the Global & African Partnerships to End Violence Against Children26 Jul 2019

In collaboration with the Global & African Partnerships to End Violence Against Children, the Evaluation Fund has just launched a Call for Proposals to identify particularly promising programs and to evaluate their effectiveness.

Rachel Burr & Franziska Fay - Global Childhoods beyond the North-South Divide30 Oct 2018

This chapter examines Global North and South similarities in children and young people’s reactions to school-led child protection programmes.

Amina Abubakar, Sadaf Shallwani, Stanley Wechuli Wanjala, Patrick Nzivo Mwangala, Moses Kachama Nyongesa - Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth25 Oct 2018

This paper presents community dialogues as a participatory research and program development strategy through which developmental scientists and local community partners can collaboratively surface, discuss, address, and evaluate child protection and well-being issues in their communities.

Together for Girls1 Aug 2018

This fact sheet presents country-specific data from the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) in Tanzania.

Alan Carr, Hollie Duff, Fiona Craddock - Trauma, Violence, & Abuse22 Jul 2018

The aim of the systematic review described in this article was to determine the outcome of child maltreatment in long-term childcare and the scope of the evidence base in this area.

Catholic Relief Services29 Mar 2018

This video from Catholic Relief Services provides an overview of the Mothers and Babies Course.

Agnes Cyril Msoka and Eleanor Holroyd - International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery15 Mar 2018

The aim of this study was to explore factors affecting the wellbeing of institutionalized orphaned children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Kari Vik (KV), Vickfarajaeli Zebedayo Daudi (VZD), Lusajo Joel Kajula (LJK), Rolf Rohde (RR), Omary Said Ubuguyu (OSU), Joseph Ndukusi Saibulu (JNS) - Infancy and Caring22 Feb 2018

This paper aims at describing how caregivers at an institution for motherless infants in rural Tanzania perceive infancy, caring and sensitivity in their everyday context.

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children14 Feb 2018

Prepared for the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018, this report tracks progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries. 

UNICEF28 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Tanzania.