Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 15.72 million
  • Population under 15: 46%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 58 years
  • Human Development Index: 139 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower middle income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence: 12.4%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5.1 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 27%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 31%

Sources: World Bank UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2013/2014

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Sarah McIvor Murray, Paul Bolton, Jeremy C. Kane, Daniel P. Lakin, Stephanie Skavenski Van Wyk, Ravi Paul, Laura K. Murray - Assessment6 Jun 2018

The authors of this paper sought to explore the psychometric properties and validity of the Achenbach Youth Self-Report and Child Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) living in Lusaka, Zambia.

UNICEF22 Mar 2018

The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Zambia Police to develop ten child protection training modules specified in the course outline.

Save the Children11 Feb 2018

The consultancy will support the Department of Social Welfare through the Alternative Care Technical Working Group to document and compile information for the development of a draft strategy with implementation plan for the National Child Care Reform based on the current  legal frameworks, Government’s vision for Child Care Reform, and on-going efforts (by Civil Society Partners and Cooperation Partners) to strengthen Child Care systems, including Alternative Care and Reintegration for children into family-based care in Zambia.

UNICEF10 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Chief of Child Protection in Zambia. 

Aften Beeler, Severine Chevrel, Siân Long, Kristin Weinhauer - 4Children1 Jan 2018

This report presents the preliminary findings from an ongoing project undertaken by 4Children that seeks to identify key opportunities to incorporate violence prevention and response interventions within priority PEPFAR Program Areas at clinical and community levels.

Gerald Kaputo & Joseph Munsanje - Zambia Daily Mail Limited28 Nov 2017

This column briefly explains child abandonment and the use of childcare homes for abandoned children in the Zambian context. The author notes that formal foster care is not a popular mode of alternative care in Zambia and that awareness-raising would help to increase its use in the country.

Lusaka Times12 Nov 2017

The Government of Zambia is piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application "that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalised in centers," according to this article from the Lusaka Times. 

Ngoni S Nsana, Bob Muzyamba, Mutinta Nketani - Save the Children1 Nov 2017

The purpose of this endline evaluation is to assess the CRG, CP and HIV&AIDS achievements against the project goal and outputs.