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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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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.

The Evaluation Fund in collaboration with the Global & African Partnerships to End Violence Against Children,

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 Divide,

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 Youth,

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 Girls,

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

Alan Carr, Hollie Duff, Fiona Craddock - Trauma, Violence, & Abuse,

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 Services,

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 Midwifery,

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 Caring,

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.