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Africa's Orphans and Vulnerable Children

dc.contributor.author Subbarao, K.
dc.contributor.author Mattimore, A.
dc.contributor.author Plangemann, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-13T09:31:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-13T09:31:30Z
dc.date.issued 2002-02
dc.description.abstract The note is based on the "Social Protection of Africa's Orphans and vulnerable children" study, which looks at HIV/AIDS, and the violent conflicts that are giving rise to a massive generation of orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region currently has about 12 million orphans, most under the age of fifteen. Coping with the risks, and consequences of orphan-hood, poses immense problems: resources are limited, communities are being overwhelmed, and the realization of international development goals is being threatened. Yet, the contours of public action are unclear due to limited knowledge of the problem's magnitude, and a lack of clarity on the effectiveness of interventions. While the impact of the epidemic is felt throughout communities, the focus of the study is limited to the analysis of the implications of the growing numbers of vulnerable children for Africa's future human development. The study pulls together the existing information on orphans, and vulnerable children, traces the sources, and extent of their vulnerability, examines the prevailing community responses, and, argues the case for concerted public actions. It also reviews the ongoing interventions, and delineates some examples of good practices. Hopefully, enhanced policy-making capacities will offer effective social protection to these groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/02/1713338/africas-orphans-vulnerable-children
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9781
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartofseries Africa Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs; No. 201
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ABUSE
dc.subject AGED
dc.subject ARMED CONFLICT
dc.subject CAREGIVERS
dc.subject CHILD LABOR
dc.subject CHILD SLAVES
dc.subject CHILDREN AT RISK
dc.subject CLINICS
dc.subject EXTENDED FAMILIES
dc.subject EXTENDED FAMILY
dc.subject HEALTH CARE
dc.subject HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject INSTITUTIONAL CARE
dc.subject INTERVENTION
dc.subject INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject LEARNING
dc.subject LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT
dc.subject LIFE EXPECTANCY
dc.subject MALNUTRITION
dc.subject MORBIDITY
dc.subject NUTRITION
dc.subject ORPHANAGES
dc.subject ORPHANHOOD
dc.subject ORPHANS
dc.subject PARENTS
dc.subject SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
dc.subject SOCIAL PROTECTION
dc.subject SOCIAL SAFETY
dc.subject SOLDIERS
dc.subject STREET CHILDREN
dc.subject VULNERABLE CHILDREN
dc.subject WAR
dc.subject YOUNGER SIBLINGS SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
dc.subject ORPHANS
dc.subject VULNERABLE GROUPS
dc.subject ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME
dc.subject HIV VIRUSES
dc.subject EPIDEMICS
dc.subject RESOURCE AVAILABILITY
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS
dc.subject PUBLIC AWARENESS
dc.subject HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject PUBLIC EXPENDITURES FOR HEALTH
dc.subject GOVERNMENT POLICY CHANGES
dc.title Africa's Orphans and Vulnerable Children en
dc.title.alternative Les orphelins et enfants vulnerables d'Afrique en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2002-03-15
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Brief
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2002/02/1713338/africas-orphans-vulnerable-children
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000094946_02030204012626
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 1713338
okr.identifier.report 23665
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2002/03/15/000094946_02030204012626/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.sector Social Protection Adjustment
okr.topic Urban Development :: Street Children
okr.topic Governance :: Youth and Governance
okr.topic Health Monitoring and Evaluation
okr.topic Social Development :: Children and Youth
okr.topic Education :: Primary Education
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.unit AFT: HD Front Office (AFTHD)
okr.volume 1 of 1
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