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Lesotho

Demographic Data:

  • Total Population: 2.109 million
  • Population under 15: 36%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 42.4 years
  • Human Development Index out of total: 161 out of 188

Source: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2009​

  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 23.4%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.6 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 36.3%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 19%

 

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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.

Together for Girls,

The Lesotho VACS Fact Sheet provides country-specific data on sexual and physical violence against children in Lesotho.

Noemi Pace, Silvio Daidone, Benjamin Davis, Luca Pellerano - Journal of African Economies,

This paper focuses on the role of ‘soft conditionality’ implemented through both ‘labelling’ and ‘messaging’ in evaluating the impact of the Child Grants Program in Lesotho, an unconditional cash transfer programme targeting poor households with orphans and vulnerable children.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Catholic Relief Services,

The purpose of this Scope of Work is to assess and document Quality Improvement (QI) implementation process in relation to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) OVC Project. 

Kick4Life,

A PSA produced by Hillside Digital Trust about Kick4Life's work in supporting vulnerable children in Lesotho

Edited by Benjamin Davis, Sudhanshu Handa, Nicola Hypher, Natalia Winder Rossi, Paul Winters, and Jennifer Yablonski – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The United Nations Children’s Fund, and Oxford University Press,

This book published jointly by FAO, UNICEF, and Oxford University Press presents the findings from evaluations of the Transfer Project, a cash transfer project undertaken in the following sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  It concludes that cash transfers are becoming a key means for social protection in developing countries. 

Mercy Shoko & Latifat Ibisomi - Child Indicators Research,

This study explores the relationship between orphanhood prevalence, living arrangements and orphanhood reporting. 

Ellen Block - AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV,

This paper examines the emergence of a small but growing number of male caregivers who are responding to the needs of the extended family.