Case Study : Research Brief 1
Material and social environment of orphans and other vulnerable children* living in rural Zambian communities – This is no 1 of a series of briefs providing new insights on the well-being of rural children in Sub-Saharan Africa, a previously much under-researched population. Findings are derived from a longitudinal (2008-2010) controlled study in 5 communities of Kafue District, Zambia. This study was aimed at evaluating and developing a results based intervention programme focussed on the interface between psychosocial wellbeing and livelihood. In addition, the study identified particular risk and protective factors for the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable children.