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Sierra Leone

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 6.316 million
  • Population under 15: 43%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 46 years
  • Human Development Index: 181 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 1.4%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5.9 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 28%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by 18 years): 39%

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

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List of Organisations

World Vision,

This child-led research initiative was conducted under the umbrella of World Vision’s DEAR project (Development Education and Awareness Raising) and the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The study explores explore SDG 16.2, the goal that focuses on the issue of ‘abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children’.

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.

Augustine Frazer - Walden University,

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study (a doctoral dissertation) was to explore how post-Ebola student-orphans enrolled in an agricultural university in rural Sierra Leone experienced post disaster specialized case management to enhance student performance.

Janet Njelesani - Child Abuse & Neglect,

Guided by social-ecological theory, this study explores responses to violence against children with disabilities, including preventative measures and treatment of victims in the West African countries of Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Laura Horvath, Mohamed Nabieu and Melody Curtiss - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care,

This paper from the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care outlines the Child Rescue Centre's process of transitioning from residential care to family-based care in Sierra Leone.

Binta Alleyne-Green, Alex Kulick, Sara Matsuzaka, Theresa S. Betancourt - Global Social Welfare,

This study from Global Social Welfare examined the contributions of potentially stigmatizing war violence exposures and more recent post-conflict reintegration experiences to intimate partner violence for girls in Sierra Leone. Overall, this sample reported middling levels of community reintegration, and similar average rates of family reintegration.


UNICEF is seeking a National Consultant for a Baseline Study for Project on Care and Protection for Vulnerable Children in Sierra Leone.


UNICEF is seeking a National Consultant for a Baseline Study for a Project on Care and Protection for Vulnerable Children in Sierra Leone.

Janet Njelesani, Goli Hashemi, Cathy Cameron, Deb Cameron, Danielle Richard and Penny Parnes - BMC Public Health,

This study explores violence experienced by children with disabilities based on data collected from four countries in West Africa- Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.