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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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Children's Living Arrangement

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List of Organisations

GHR Foundation,

GHR Foundation is seeking a consultant/firm to conduct an assessment of the Children in Families (CIF) initiative country-level systems approach to strengthening holistic child protection systems in Zambia and Cambodia. 

Save the Children,

This report’s primary purpose is to recommend evidence-based strategies to improve the relevance and effectiveness of field interventions that target development outcomes for migrant girls in Southern Africa.

Save the Children Zambia,

The Young Voices survey was conducted primarily to establish the level of children’s awareness about their rights and understanding what critical issues they face in terms of their rights.

Simon Kanyemob, Shoshon Tama, Gabriel Walder - Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE),

The goal of this case study is to demonstrate a working model of family-based care in Zambia which can produce a replicable framework that can be modified for other regions and circumstances.

Ministry of Community Development and Social Services & UNICEF,

The purpose of this assessment is (a) to review existing case management systems within and in relation to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS) in Zambia and (b) make recommendations on how case management can be enhanced to ensure more efficient and effective service delivery to vulnerable children and adolescents. 

Ignace Gashongore - UNICEF,

This report details the end of programme evaluation Government of the Republic of Zambia-United Nations Joint Programme on Social Protection as a way of understanding and assessing its operational context and the effect the technical assistance had on the implementation of National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) during the programme’s lifetime.

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR),

This report provides a brief analysis of social sector spending in Zambia.

Darcy L. Strouse Kathryn Moore - New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development,

The purpose of this commentary is to reflect on the utility and possible application of the suggestions and study designs in this special issue to real‐life intervention studies in dynamic context settings.

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.