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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Study on social norms related to Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in the 5 intervention areas of the Spotlight Initiative (Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou and the District of Bamako)

ODI, partnered with Plan International Mali, and funded by UNICEF Mali through the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative presents a literature review, situation analysis report, baseline report, and toolkit, aiming to address…

  • Mali

Integrating the Response to Child Marriage in East Africa Initiative

Coordinated by the Women’s Refugee Commission in partnership with Rozaria Memorial Trust and King’s College London, “Integrating the Response to Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings” is a two-year initiative (January…

  • Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan

Social Determinants of Health: A Holistic Approach to Girl’s Education, Health, and Wellbeing How to empower adolescent girls

Since 2019 the Association for Community Empowerment Solutions (ACESWorld) has worked with more than 1100 adolescent girls in rural Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda to understand better the barriers to…

  • Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Colombia

ASK4Girls Clubs: Bringing a holistic approach to girls' education, lowering the barriers they face at the individual, community, and school levels.

ASK4Girls Clubs: Bringing a holistic approach to girls' education, lowering the barriers they face at the individual, community, and school levels is an overview and assessment of the progress and…

  • Ghana

Girls' return to school post Covid-19 in Rajasthan, India

A Research Study on Girls’ Re-Joining to Schools After COVID-19 Closure:
In the current context, it would be pertinent to measure the impact of intermittent absence of students due to…

  • India

“‘They Say it was Her Fault… This is Not True!’ Using Vignettes With Adolescent Girls to Collectively Address Norms About Sexual Violence.”

This article discusses the piloting of vignette research tools within focus group discussions involving 34 adolescent girls aged 15–19 in Rwanda. The purpose of the research was to elucidate norms…

  • Rwanda

Bringing an end to the silence: Identifying priorities and solutions to addressing the mental health consequences of Child Marriage

Despite its inclusion in Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5) to end all harmful gendered practices by 2030, child, early and forced marriage continues to be a pervasive problem globally. While…

  • Zimbabwe

"“Talking helps reduce pressure” MHPSS Insights and Perspectives from Participatory Workshops with Displaced Female Youth in the Kurdistan Region of the Republic of Iraq (KRI)

“Talking helps reduce pressure” is a follow-on to a joint research endeavor between Save the Children Denmark and Tufts University FIC’s research program Early Marriage Among Female Youth in Displacement.…

  • Iraq

ENGAGE - Enhancing Girls Agency and Gender Equality

Norwegian Church Aid has designed a holistic resource to prevent and respond to child marriage within existing gender-based violence programmes, focusing on humanitarian settings. The toolkit, named ENGAGE, is currently…

  • Somalia, Iraq

Tipping Point Child Marriage Global Learning Summary

CARE's Tipping Point Initiative gathered adolescent girl activists, technical advisors from diverse fields, activists fighting for girls’ rights, government officials, and staff to discuss not just what the last decade…

  • Bangladesh, Nepal, Mali, Niger

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