Impact evaluation report 68

Age at marriage, women’s education, and mother and child outcomes in Bangladesh

3ie Impact evaluation report 68, 2018

This impact evaluation examines the impact of an empowerment training programme and a financial incentive programme to reduce child marriage and increase girls’ education in rural Bangladesh. The findings show that a relatively inexpensive conditional stipend programme targeted to the families of adolescent girls with a high rate of adolescent marriage is effective in delaying the marriage of those girls and improving rates of school enrolment.

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