Four areas of influence driving child marriage

What the data tells us and how it can inform programming

The profile of a young girl from India.


This compendium contributes to the global evidence base on the root drivers of child marriage. It consists of findings and recommendations for social and behaviour change programming from four pieces of research conducted in partnership with the UCSD, exploring the areas of decision making, parent-child relationship, community-level social norms, and geography.

In this compendium you will find:

  • An executive summary providing an overview of the background, overall findings and recommendations from the four studies, including links to the published manuscripts
  • Individual briefs on each of the four studies.
Front page of the child marriage compendium, with the profile of a girl from India

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