The State of the world's children 2016 | The Daily Star
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 call to action

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

  • Through the Lens

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

  • Investing in EDUCATION pays DIVIDENDS

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

  • 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.

  • 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.