Effects of interventions to reduce child marriage
This report presents the current status of research on child marriage and focuses on intervention studies and reviews of evaluations and programs with reduction of child marriage as a core objective. The main research question is: What is the evidence of the effect of approaches to prevent child marriage in low- and middle-income countries?
We present data on prevalence and trends of child marriage in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on Africa., as well as findings from the literature on the causes and drivers of child marriage. Finally, we report what the literature says about the effects of the most common approaches to prevent child marriage. Each section has a sub-chapter on Ethiopia, which has been a focus country for Norway’s contribution to end harmful practices.