This report quantifies child and orphan poverty in the Kingdom of Swaziland in 2001 and in 2010. Poverty is understood as consumption (monetary) poverty and not as multidimensional deprivation. Child and orphan poverty indicators are based on the Swaziland Household Income and Expenditure Survey (SHIES). Additional indicators for teenaged men and women are calculated from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). Secondary literature is also addressed. Child poverty and teenage indicators have not been previously undertaken.
The report presents outcomes of the HIV/AIDS baseline survey commissioned by Matsapha Town Board. The survey focused on areas within the current boundaries of Matsapha urban area. The respondents were heads of households and representatives of companies at management levels. Matsapha Town Board commissioned the survey mainly to provide empirical data about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS as well as interventions and activities undertaken by various organizations in Matsapha.
Thirty years have passed since The State of the World’s Children began to
publish tables of standardized global and national statistics aimed at providing
a detailed picture of children’s circumstances.
Much has changed in the decades since the first indicators of child well-being
were presented. But the basic idea has not: Credible data about children’s
situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to
realizing the rights of every child.
Data continue to support advocacy and action on behalf of the world’s
The HIV prevention policy provides direction and guidelines on the HIV prevention programme implementation and on the response management to an extensive range of stakeholders, which includes policymakers, managers, programmers and implementers, taking into consideration the risk factors to infection and the key drivers to the epidemic.