Silhouette of a child in Dom-Porodica Childrens home in Zenici, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Why it Matters: How orphanages hold back progress

Orphanages don’t just harm children – they harm all of us.

Ensuring that children grow up in resilient, loving, family-based care impacts a broad range of human development priorities, including health, education, and economic activity. Read about the ripple effect of institutionalisation, and the deep links between institutions and other key issues, below.