CRANK Research Tracker

The CRANK’s Research Tracker is a curated resource with details of ongoing and upcoming research by CRANK members. Use it to avoid duplicating research, and to identify priority research areas.

Find out more about intervention approaches / research themes

Education and life skills: focus on increasing girls’ enrolment, retention and completion of quality education and transition to work, increasing the perceived value of girls’ education. Delivered through schools or associated programmes. E.g. cash and in-kind transfers for education, targeted and tailored life skills for girls, capacity enhancement for teachers.

Gender and social norms: focus on engaging with individuals, families, communities and institutions to challenge discriminatory norms and promote gender equality, including around girls’ sexuality, economic roles and safety. E.g. discussion groups, community dialogues, male engagement, media and communication interventions.

Girl-focused approaches: focus on girls’ skills development, confidence building and support structures; promoting their rights, wellbeing and gender equality; and increasing alternatives to marriage. This may be through, access to education, health care, economic opportunities and decision-making. E.g. safe spaces, life skills sessions, savings start-ups.

Health - maternal and child, public health crises and broader health: focus on broader health to address maternal/child health, public health crises. E.g. COVID-19, Ebola.

Health - mental health and psychosocial support: focus on addressing mental health conditions related with child marriage. Mental health is an individual’s ability to cope and state of wellbeing in which they can build relationships and realise their own aspirations.

Health - sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR): focus on safe and healthy sexual behaviour, and access to services. E.g. comprehensive sexuality education, health and information services around prevention of unintended pregnancy, gender based violence, female genital mutilation / cutting and access to contraception.

Income and economic strengthening: focus on alleviating poverty and contributing to inclusive economic growth. E.g. cash transfers and economic incentives (to delay marriage and keep girls in school), social assistance, vocational training, favourable job markets.

Laws and policies: focus on reforms to establish girls’ and women’s rights, including through setting the minimum age of marriage at 18 years and ensuring access to justice. E.g. Legal support and advocacy, establishing gender-transformative family, property and inheritance laws, strengthening birth and marriage registration, ensuring access to child protection, education, sexual and reproductive rights and protection from gender-based violence.

Systems strengthening: focus on improving the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of policies and services. Promoting cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination – including in health, education and social protection – to improve outcomes and impact for girls and women. E.g. capacity enhancement, policy and regulatory reforms, service delivery.

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Tipping Point Phase 2 Baseline Social Norms Findings Brief

This brief presents the combined findings from baseline evaluation in Nepal and Bangladesh on the five social norms on which Tipping Point programming focuses. The findings from the social norms’…

  • Bangladesh, Nepal

The Cultural Context of Child Marriage in Nepal and Bangladesh: Findings from CARE’s Tipping Point Project Community Participatory Analysis

The Tipping Point Community Participatory Analysis Study was designed to deepen understanding of the contextual factors and root causes driving the prevalence of child marriage in particular regions of Nepal…

  • Bangladesh, Nepal

Bangladesh: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs. Responses from three rounds of data collection among adolescent girls in districts with high rates of child marriage

From 20 to 30 April 2020, during a nationwide lockdown, the Population Council Bangladesh conducted the first round of a rapid phone-based survey on COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices. The…

  • Bangladesh

Defining and deconstructing girl child marriage and applications to global public health

Through an extensive review of primary and secondary sources – including legal documents, peer-reviewed articles, books, and grey literature across disciplines – we explore what the term “girl child marriage”…

Global girlhood report 2020: How COVID-19 is putting progress in peril

This report looks at 25 years of progress with and for girls and the threats that the COVID-19 crisis now poses to those hard-won gains. It includes new projections based…

Girl-led research on the impact of COVID-19 in RajasthanA study by Girls Not Brides Rajasthan

This study was conducted by Girls Not Brides Rajasthan. It aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young girls, predominantly in the age group of 15-19…

  • India

‘Constrained choices: exploring the complexities of adolescent girls’ voice and agency in child marriage decisions in Ethiopia’.

Ethiopia has recently seen a remarkable fall in the proportion of girls who marry in early adolescence, reflecting the country’s lauded efforts to tackle child marriage. However, aggregate national figures…

  • Ethiopia

Adolescent pregnancy and sexual reproductive health and rights in Rwanda

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  • Rwanda

‘Listening to young people’s voices under covid-19. Child marriage risks in the context of covid-19 in Ethiopia.’

Ethiopia has seen one of the most significant declines in sub-Saharan Africa in the proportion of girls married before their 18th birthday over the last decade, falling from approximately 50%…

  • Ethiopia

Understanding child marriage amongst Syrian Refugee Communities in Jordan and Lebanon

This large, multi-method piece of research was undertaken in partnership with Dr. Aisha Hutchinson (now based at King's College London) who has worked on the project with Tdh from 2016…

  • Jordan, Lebanon

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