The initial process carried out in 2014, and the refresh completed in 2021, adhered to several important principles:
- The Theory of Change was open to interested parties both within the Girls Not Brides partnership (through a Girls Not Brides survey and targeted outreach), and to a range of other stakeholders engaged in work to end child marriage.
- To ensure the Theory of Change reflected the diversity of approaches among Girls Not Brides member organisations and the broader movement to end child marriage, the process consciously and proactively engaged with individuals and organisations from different regions and working on diverse approaches.
- More than 150 individuals and organisations contributed to the development of the Theory of Change, including civil society organisations engaged in advocacy, research and programmes, United Nations agencies, donors and government representatives.
- A total of 94 Girls Not Brides member organisations, and key experts from other partner organisations, participated in webinars, workshops and focus group discussions in English, French and Spanish, giving their feedback. Others reviewed the documents presented and shared comments via email and telephone. The constructive nature of input received throughout the process was invaluable.
For more information on how the Theory of Change was developed and how to use it, read the background brief.