The State of the world's children 2016

The State of the world's children 2016

Bangladesh shows progress in child survival

In recent years, Bangladesh has made solid progress in reducing mortality rates among children under age 5. Part of its success can be traced to the expansion of community-level health interventions.

A call to action

The life prospects of children trapped in intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage might seem like a matter of chance...

Editorial / A Wake up Call

Unless the world immediately focuses on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, 69 million children will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty...

A fair chance

Its a typical Friday afternoon in the city. Amena has prepared an elaborate family meal of dal, rice, stewed greens, pumpkin, chicken curry and fish...

Breaking the cycle

Eventually, Jhuma's mother allowed her to return home. But every day after school, Jhuma would head to work, going door-to-door to beg for rice. One day...

Poverty is about more than money

In 2012, almost 900 million people struggled to survive on less than US$1.90 a day – the international extreme poverty line – and more than 3 billion remained vulnerable to poverty

Shaping his life

Arieful has never had the chance to consider what he wants to be when he grows up. At just 12 years old, Arieful has been working for longer than he can remember.

A chance to dream

Shampa wants to be a banker when she grows up. She's studying commerce in school, and it's her strong suit. But she's worried that she'll never be able to realize her dream.

Through the Lens

Susmita Mondal, 18, an 11th grade student, at her home in Dacope sub-district, Bangladesh on March 30, 2016.


IN the next 15 years, the world's population of 15- to 24-year-olds will increase by nearly 100 million.