This brief summarizes key results from the endline evaluation of the More than Brides Alliance (MTBA) project “Marriage: No Child’s Play” (MNCP) in India, Malawi, Mali, and Niger. The MTBA consists of partners Save the Children Netherlands, Simavi, Oxfam Novib, and the Population Council, along with 25 local implementing partners. The MNCP project—which took place from 2016 to 2020—aimed at being holistic and targeting pathways to child marriage on multiple levels simultaneously, treating communities as either having the full MNCP package or no intervention. The Population Council’s MNCP evaluation was designed to estimate program impact and trends among girls at the community level, across settings that differ with respect to child marriage prevalence and drivers. The evaluation explored behavioral outcomes related to child marriage, schooling, work, and pregnancy, as well as indicators measuring relevant knowledge and attitudes.
"More Than Brides Alliance—Marriage: No child's play, Endline evaluation brief." New York: Population Council, 2021.
Testing Effective Approaches to End Child Marriage