Uganda

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 37.78 million
  • Population under 15 years: 48%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 59 years
  • Human Development Index: 163 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 7.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.9 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 29.5%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 40%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2011

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Kate West - BBC News17 Jan 2019

At least 60 illegal orphanages and children's homes in Uganda are being funded by UK charities, church groups and volunteers, according to this article from BBC News.

Anna Cavell - BBC Radio 415 Jan 2019

In this segment from BBC Radio 4, File on 4 reports from Uganda on conditions in UK-funded orphanages where, in the worst cases, children are neglected, exploited and abused by orphanage staff, tourists, volunteers, and donors.

Helen Nianias - The Guardian23 Nov 2018

"A boom in the orphanage industry is fuelling concern that many institutions are run for economic benefit, with scant regulation, and are damaging children," says this article from the Guardian.

E. Namey, S. Zissette, W. Okello, D. Onena, L. Laumann - FHI 360, ASPIRES, USAID, AVSI, and ChildFund International1 Nov 2018

This poster presents the findings of an assessment of two Family Care projects in Uganda that implemented savings groups as part of integrated family and economic strengthening interventions with families at-risk of a child separating.

E. Namey, S. Zissette, D. Onena, W. Okello, L. Laumann - ASPIRES3 Sep 2018

This presentation, delivered at the ISPCAN Conference in September 2018, highlights the preliminary findings from the ASPIRES Family Care Projects as regards the effects of a combined economic and social intervention on child protection and economic outcomes.

L. Laumann, E. Namey, D. Onena, C. Akech, M. Ndagire, W. Okello, E. Atwiine, W. Wamatsembe, S. Zissette - ASPIRES3 Sep 2018

This presentation highlights the preliminary findings from the ASPIRES Family Care Projects as regards the impacts of cash transfers on child protection benefits.

Maestral International in collaboration with Oxford Policy Management and Makerere University6 Aug 2018

The objective of this evaluation is to assess the performance of the “Deinstitutionalization of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project in Uganda” (DOVCU) with regards to the creation of sustainable changes in the lives of two beneficiary groups, namely 43,000 vulnerable children living in targeted households and 2,000 children at risk as a result of an integrated package of support.

Together for Girls1 Aug 2018

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

Whitney Moret and Mike Ferguson - USAID, FHI 360, and ASPIRES1 Jul 2018

This evaluation examined the designs and implementation processes of the cash transfer components of ChildFund’s Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children in Family Care (ESFAM) and AVSI Foundation’s Family Resilience (FARE) projects in Uganda and identified practical lessons for implementers.

Whitney Moret and Mike Ferguson - USAID, FHI 360, and ASPIRES1 Jul 2018

This evaluation examined the designs and implementation processes of the saving group components of ChildFund’s Economic Strengthening to Keep and Reintegrate Children in Family Care (ESFAM) and AVSI Foundation’s Family Resilience (FARE) projects in Uganda and identified practical lessons for implementers.

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