Children constitute 48% of the population of Zanzibar. 800,000 Zanzibaris are under the age of 18.
The Office of the Chief Government Statistician works with UNICEF to ensure that information on children and child poverty is used for evidence-based policy and decision-making.
Children constitute 48% of the population of Zanzibar. 800,000 Zanzibaris are under the age of 18. In 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. Children are central to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: the importance of investing in children and their roles as agents of change have been explicitly referenced, encouraging countries to think holistically and consider the linkages between different policies and investments that impact children. Although all of the 17 goals and 169 targets of the agenda touch the lives of children in one way or another,14 goals and 95 targets are either directly (48 targets) or indirectly (47 targets) relevant to children. This report focuses on 8 goals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 16) that include commitments directly related to children, while also touching on goals that do not explicitly concern children, but which bear relevance to their direct living environment (10, 11 and 13).
A report that provides a detailed look at multi-dimensional poverty of children in Zanzibar, where children experience deprivation in nutrition, sanitation, housing, information, protection, nutrition, health and/or education. The analysis is based on the 2014/15 HBS results.