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Zambia

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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List of Organisations

Doreen Ajiambo, Gerald Matembu, Derrick Silimina - Global Sisters Report,

According to this article from the Global Sisters Report, "Catholic sisters in three African nations — Uganda, Zambia and Kenya — are leading the way in creating new models for caring for children."

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. 

Lyson Phiri, Drosin Mulenga, Nancy Choka, Caila Brander, Nachela Chelwa, Nkomba Kayeyi - Population Council,

This case study was employed to understand actors, perceptions and document best practices by the ZAMFAM program, a project aimed at improving the care and resilience of vulnerable populations while supporting HIV epidemic control in Zambia.

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.

Kindernothilfe,

This exploratory research led by Kindernothilfe between May – July 2020 shows how the challenges facing working children and their families have been exacerbated since the outbreak and it presents their recommendations for effective and relevant responses to the pandemic.

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.