This is a report on the first official year of programming for the Global Programme. It begins with headline results:
- More than 754,000 girls were reached through girls' clubs, schooling initiatives, skills training and more in 2016.
- Initiatives designed to facilitate a change in attitude reached over 1.6 million individuals.
- Engaging with regional and national governing bodies to galvanise political action and will, and to promote the allocation of resources to ending child marriage.
- Strengthening of sectoral systems such as education for in-school and out-of-school girls to prevent or ameliorate the effects of child marriage.
- Deep, sustained engagement with partners at local, national and regional levels.
- Commissioning of data and evidence to better understand drivers and effects of child marriage, and support of governments to better use existing data to push for action.
The report also provides background on the structure, theory of change, methodology and financial particulars of the Global Programme. It ends with a discussion of challenges, limitations and next steps.