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Finding Data: Data on Children & Families - Africa

ACCESS TO THESE DATA FILES ARE RESTRICTED TO CURRENTLY ENROLLED/EMPLOYED MEMBERS OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.

  • ChildInfo Tunisia
    Contains key data on the situation of children in Tunisia.

  • Children, Transport and Mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2007-2008
    Focused on the mobility constraints faced by children in accessing health, educational and other facilities in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.

  • Demographic and Health Surveys
    Used to evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. Provides national and sub-national data on family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted infections (STIs), infectious diseases, reproductive health and nutrition. Microdata is available free of charge by request. First check characteristics and sample sizes. See the model questionnaires and the recode manuals. Data is available for:
    • Afghanistan (2010, 2015)
    • Albania (2008/09)
    • Angola (2006/07, 2011, 2015/16)
    • Armenia (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015/16)
    • Azerbaijan (2006)
    • Bangladesh (1993/94, 1996/97, 1999-2001, 2004, 2007, 2011. 2014)
    • Benin (1996, 2001, 2006, 2011/12)
    • Bolivia (1989, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2008)
    • Botswana (1988) (restricted)
    • Brazil (1986, 1991, 1996)
    • Burkina Faso (1993, 1998/99. 2003, 2010)
    • Burundi (1987, 2010, 2012)
    • Cambodia (1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2014)
    • Cameroon (1991, 1998, 2004, 2011)
    • Cape Verde (2005)
    • Central African Republic (1994/95)
    • Chad (1996/97, 2004, 2014/15)
    • Colombia (1986, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015)
    • Comoros (1996, 2012)
    • Congo (Brazzaville) (2005, 2009, 2011/12)
    • Congo Democratic Republic (2007, 2013/14)
    • Cote d'Ivoire (1994, 1998/99, 2005, 2011/12)
    • Dominican Republic (1986, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2013)
    • Ecuador (1987)
    • Egypt (1988, 1992, 1995-1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2014, 2015)
    • El Salvador (1985)
    • Eritrea (1995, 2002) (restricted)
    • Ethiopia (2000, 2005, 2011, 2016)
    • Gabon (2000, 2012)
    • Gambia (2013]
    • Ghana (1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2007-2008, 2014)
    • Guatemala (1987, 1995, 1998/99, 2014/15)
    • Guinea (1999, 2005, 2012)
    • Guyana (2005, 2009)
    • Haiti (1994/95, 2000, 2005/06, 2012, 2013)
    • Honduras (2005/06, 2011/12)
    • India (19992/93, 1998/99, 2005/06)
    • Indonesia (1987, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2002-2003, 2007, 2012)
    • Jordan (1990, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2012)
    • Kazakhstan (1995, 1999)
    • Kenya (1989, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008/09, 2014)
    • Kyrgyz Republic (1997, 2012)
    • Lesotho (2004, 2009, 2014)
    • Liberia (1986, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
    • Madagascar (1992, 1997, 2003/04, 2008/09, 2011, 2013)
    • Malawi (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2012-2016)
    • Maldives (2009)
    • Mali (1987, 1995/96, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2013)
    • Mauritania (2000/01, 2003/04) (restricted)
    • Mexico (1987)
    • Moldova (2005)
    • Morocco (1987, 1992, 1995, 2003/04)
    • Mozambique (1997, 2003, 2009, 2011)
    • Myanmar (2015/2016)
    • Namibia (1992, 2000, 2006/07, 2013)
    • Nepal (1987, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016)
    • Nicaragua (1998, 2001)
    • Niger (1992, 1998, 2006)
    • Nigeria (1990, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2013)
    • Nigeria (Ondo State) (1986)
    • Pakistan (1990/91, 2006/07, 2012/13)
    • Paraguay (1990)
    • Peru (1986, 1991/92, 1996, 2000, 2004-2012)
    • Philippines (1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013)
    • Rwanda (1992, 2000, 2005, 2007/08, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014/15)
    • Sao Tome and Principe (2008/09)
    • Senegal (1986, 1992/93, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014-2016)
    • Sierra Leone (2008, 2013)
    • South Africa (1998)
    • Sri Lanka (1987)
    • Sudan (1989/90)
    • Swaziland (2006/07)
    • Tajikstan (2012)
    • Tanzania (1991/92, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003-2005, 2007/08, 2010-2012, 2015/16)
    • Thailand (1987)
    • Timor Leste (2009)
    • Togo (1988, 1998, 2013/2014)
    • Trinidad and Tobago (1987)
    • Tunisia (1988)
    • Turkey (1993, 1998, 2003)
    • Turkmenistan (2000)
    • Uganda (1988/89, 1995/96, 2000/01, 2004/05 (restricted), 2006, 2009, 2011)
    • Ukraine (2007)
    • Uzbekistan (1996, 2002)
    • Vietnam (1997, 2002, 2005)
    • Yemen (1991/92, 1997(restricted), 2013)
    • Zambia (1992, 1996, 2001/02, 2007, 2013/14)
    • Zimbabwe (1988, 1994, 1999, 2005/06, 2010/11, 2015)
    DHS data are also available through the Minnesota Population Center's Integrated Demographic and Health Series. Registered DHS dataset users can create customized, pre-merged datasets. The current IDHS database includes a subset of variables related to women of childbearing age and incorporates data from 96 samples from 21 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivorie, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  • Dietary intakes, vitamin A, and iron status of women of childbearing age and children 6-59 months of age from Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria

  • Ghana: Savelugu-Nanton Household Survey Dataset, 2001
    In 2000, UNICEF Ghana and IFPRI agreed upon a program of action research to evaluate the scope for food-based strategies to reduce micronutrient undernutrition in Ghana. This survey is one of the early steps in the program of action research to evaluate the effectiveness of food-based strategies to increase the consumption of micronutrient-rich foods, especially among young children and women of reproductive age. Collected information about agricultural production, food consumption, nutritional status, use of credit, education, community infrastructure and services, and a range of other topics. Provides baseline information on conditions that existed prior to the implementation of the program interventions. A follow-up survey was conducted in 2004 to evaluate the impact of the program not only on the consumption of micronutrient-rich foods, but also on a number of other outcomes of interest, including access to and use of credit, children's nutritional status, women's control of resources, and household incomes. Must be requested from IFPRI.

    Sample Size: 1,684 households living in 64 communities

  • Ghana: Savelugu-Nanton Household Survey Dataset, 2004
    Cross-sectional survey that, when paired with the baseline survey conducted in 2001, formed the basis for an IFPRI-led impact evaluation of interventions sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to increase the micronutrient content of young children's diets.

  • Hidden Young Carers: the Experiences, Needs and Resilience of Children Caring for Parents and Relatives with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania and the United Kingdom, 2006
    To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Nigeria Maternal and Child Health Results 2000-2013
    Contains estimates of maternal and child health indicators in Nigeria at the state and national levels.

  • Nutritional improvement for children in urban Chile and Kenya (2011-2013)
    The social determinants of child malnutrition in the study sites were identified through literature reviews, semi-structured interviews (SSIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) wth local stakeholders. Anthropometric survey and household survey conducted at baseline and post-intervention follow-up in the Kenya study and comparator sites of Mombasa. Anthropometric survey and household survey conducted at baseline in the Chile study and comparator sites of Valparaiso. Baseline household and anthropometric surveys were then conducted in intervention and control areas of each study site to determine the nutritional status of 2-5 year old children and to understand better the determinants of their nutritional status. The researchers then established an intersectoral urban nutrition working group in the study area and facilitated the group through 6-monthly cycles of action and reflection to plan, implement and evaluate small-scale actions to improve child nutrition in the intervention areas. Follow up anthropometric and HH surveys were then conducted in Mombasa to evaluate the impact of the intervention. (It was not possible to collect these data in the Valparaiso study site.) Baseline household survey Mombasa: 742 households Baseline child anthropometric survey Mombasa: 810 children aged between 24 and 60 months (776 children between 24 and 47 months) Follow up household survey Mombasa: 797 households Follow up child anthropometric survey Mombasa: 1028 children aged between 24 and 60 months (956 children between 24 and 47 months) Baseline household survey containing Valparaiso: 499 households Baseline child anthropometric survey Valparaiso: 660 children aged between 24 and 48 months. To obtain a free account please register

  • South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS), 2004
    The 3rd round of the KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS) dataset contains information on the socio-economic circumstances of households. This 3rd round conducted in 2004 re-interviewed households contacted in 1993 and 1998. The 2004 questionnaire is based on the original 1993. It includes the collection of anthropometric data from children aged 6 years or less. New modules include the administration of a literacy test to children aged 7-9 years, a module on employment histories, and a module on the Child Support Grant (CSG). Also, several existing modules have been expanded or amended, including the information on deaths in the household, the module on health and caring, that on social capital and the information collected on children. Must be requested from IFPRI.

  • UNICEF: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
    Contains the full range of statistical information made available by UNICEF. Includes the official global statistical databases published in The State of the World's Children. Indicators on child survival and health, child nutrition, maternal health, water and sanitation, education, child protection, HIV/AIDS, immunization, and Millennium Development Goals.

  • wanda - Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) Evaluation 2012-2014
    The Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI) pilot was implemented by the Government of Rwanda as part of an 8-country initiative led by the World Bank aimed at promoting the economic empowerment of adolescent girls. The development objective of the Rwanda AGI was to improve employment, incomes and empowerment of disadvantaged adolescent girls and young women (aged 16-24), and to test two integrated models for promoting these goals.

  • Young Lives: an International Study of Childhood Poverty (2002+)
    Long-term project investigating the changing nature of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. Aimed to improve understanding of the causes and consequences of childhood poverty and examine how policies affect children's well-being, in order to inform the development of future policy and to target child welfare interventions more effectively. (Free registration is required through the UK Data Archive)

This page last updated: October 21, 2009