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Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 96.96 million
  • Population under 15: 42%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 64 years
  • Human Development Index: 174 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 1.2%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 26%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 18 years): 41%

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

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List of Organisations

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.

Anduamlak Molla Takele, Messay Gcebremariam Kotecho - Emerging Adulthood,

This study used a qualitative research design to uncover female care-leavers’ experience of aftercare in Ethiopia in 2017.

Matthew MacFarlane, Beth L. Rubenstein, Terry Saw, Daniel Mekonnen, Craig Spencer and Lindsay Stark - BMC International Health and Human Rights,

In this study, a mobile phone-based surveillance system was established in a drought-affected district in northern Ethiopia to assess the feasibility of using community focal points to monitor cases of unaccompanied and separated children.

Newsday - BBC World Service,

In this radio segment from Newsday, Aselefech Evans, an Ethiopian adoptee who was adopted to the US at the age of six, speaks about her support of the Ethiopian Prime Minister's decision to adopt a child.

CPC Learning Network,

CPC Learning Network is seeking a Project Officer to implement a project to measure the impact of efforts to reduce child labor and modern trafficking.

Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, et al - Children and Youth Services Review,

The study's objective was to determine what successful caregivers of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in diverse countries do to sustain their positive mental health.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),

This study seeks to improve understanding of the risks and types of sexual and gender-based violence faced by children who migrate on their own, as well as the unfortunate and widespread gaps in protection and assistance for these children.

Kirrily Pells, Virginia Morrow, M. Catherine Maternowska & Alina Potts - Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care,

This paper highlights findings from a a 15-year longitudinal cohort study of children growing up in poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.

Gemechu Shiferaw, Lemi Bacha, and Dereje Tsegaye - Hindawi Psychiatry Journal,

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of depression and its associated factors among orphans in Ilu Abba Bor Zone orphanages, 2016.