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Webinar: Social protection and child marriage: Evidence, practice and opportunities

9:00 am, 30th July 2020

Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board, SPIAC-B, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DFAT webinar: Social protection and child marriage: Evidence, practice and opportunities

July 30 2020, 09:00 AM EDT/GMT-4

REGISTRATION: You can register to join the webinar here.

We know that social protection can play a critical role in reducing income insecurity and enabling girls and boys to access education, two key pathways for delaying marriage. Yet few programmes deliberately and directly target child marriage in their objectives, activities, or monitoring and evaluation of results. The current evidence base on cash transfers and child marriage is mixed, leading some practitioners to voice concerns about programming at all in this area. This webinar will explore:

  • What is the current evidence base on the role of social protection in preventing child marriage, and where are the gaps in knowledge?
  • How can social protection address child marriage, and what programme design characteristics might support better results in this area, particularly for adolescent girls?
  • What can we learn from current child marriage programming and how can we make more effective links between child marriage, child protection, and social protection programming?