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Liberia

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 4.397 million
  • Population under 15: 43%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 61 years
  • Human Development Index: 177 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence: 1.2 %
  • Mean Household Composition: 5 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 35%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 36%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2013

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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.

UNICEF,

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Liberia. 

Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Russell Steele, Rashid Bangura and Geoffrey Oyat - Global Social Welfare,

This paper presents the findings from a population-based, multi-stage random cluster knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) survey of child caregivers in Liberia, revealing the primary reasons for parent-child separation and common misconceptions about alternative care. 

Rialize Ferreira, Alfred Mutiti - Commonwealth Youth and Development,

The main focus of this article is on the effects of intrastate war and the reintegration of Liberian child soldiers into their families and former communities.

Becky Smith - Save the Children UK,

This post is part of the Better Volunteering Better Care Initiative’s month-long spread of articles aimed at raising awareness around the issues of orphanage volunteering. In this post, the author explains that, around the world, many orphanages are being run, not by government, but by church groups and individuals who start as volunteers. “The institutions are poorly regulated and they’re doing a job that could be done by the children’s families, with the right support,” says Smith.

Family for Every Child,

Family for Every Child is looking for a short term consultant to produce a desk based research report on the context for children in Liberia and recommend CSOs working in this area. 

Better Care Network,

This country brief provides an overview of data on children’s living arrangements in Liberia, extracted from the 2013 DHS survey.

USAID (DCOF), CPC Network, Women’s Refugee Commission and FHI360,

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Better Care Network and UNICEF, with support from PEPFAR and USAID,

This report summarizes the care-reform process of three sub-Saharan African countries – Ghana, Liberia and Rwanda.