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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‘Do Gender-Based Pathways Influence Mental Health? Examining the Linkages Between Early Child Marriage, Intimate Partner Violence, and Psychological Well-being among Young Ethiopian Women (18–24 years Old)’

Limited emphasis is placed on understanding the gendered pathways that influence mental health, especially long-term cumulative impacts of gender-based inequalities. Exposure to early child marriage (marriage by age 15) may…

  • Ethiopia

Child Marriage or Statutory Rape? A Comparison of Law and Practice Across the United States

Purpose In many U.S. states, children can legally marry at an earlier age than they can legally consent to sex, leading to situations in which sex between spouses may be…

  • United States

‘Intersecting Disadvantages for Married Adolescents: Life After Marriage Pre- and Post-COVID-19 in Contexts of Displacement.’

Although there is a growing evidence base on the drivers of child marriage, comparatively little is known about the experiences of married girls in refugee settings and how their development…

  • Bangladesh, Jordan

The health consequences of child marriage: A systematic review of the evidence

We used publicly available data from 2000 and 2010 censuses to estimate the national- and provincial-level prevalence of child marriage across mainland China. Between 2000 and 2010, the prevalence of…

  • China

Learning Brief #5: What Works to Advance Women's Economic Empowerment

Oxfam's "Creating spaces to take action on violence against women and girls" project (2016-2021) aims to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG), including the prevalence of child, early and…

  • Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines

Motherhood in childhood: The untold story

This report examines trends in adolescent childbearing using techniques that focus on the most marginalised girls, like child mothers, girls with repeat adolescent childbearing, and births that occur in dangerously…

The threat to adolescent development from Covid-19 in rural Bangladesh

Extended school closures in Bangladesh since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has, according to a wide range of media sources, increased the risk of early marriage among adolescent girls.…

  • Bangladesh

Young Lives' response to COVID-19

Young Lives has conducted three rounds of COVID-19 phone surveys with two age cohorts of youth in Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states), Peru and Vietnam. The surveys capture…

  • India, Ethiopia, Peru, Vietnam

Tipping Point Project: Report of the baseline study findings from Bangladesh. CARE USA and icddr,b.

icddr,b, Bangladesh, in collaboration with CARE Bangladesh, is conducting an impact evaluation of the CARE Tipping Point initiative focused on reducing the rates of child early and forced marraige as…

  • Bangladesh

Tipping Point program impact evaluation : Baseline study findings in Nepal

Emory University (USA) and IDA (Nepal), in collaboration with CARE Nepal, is conducting an impact evaluation on the CARE Tipping Point Initiative focused on reducing the rates of child, early…

  • Nepal

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