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Reducing Child Marriage in India: A Model to Scale Up Results, New Delhi, 2016


  • Jyotsna Jha


This paper presents a model for contextual strategizing and scaling up of interventions to accelerate the pace of reduction of child marriage, with particular reference to India, and within India with greater attention to four states, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal. The suggested model is based on a theory of change that was developed taking into consideration the existing evidence base for the known drivers of high prevalence as well as the drivers of change in different contexts. The development of the model has also taken the review of existing policies and interventions into consideration.

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  • Jyotsna Jha, 2016. "Reducing Child Marriage in India: A Model to Scale Up Results, New Delhi, 2016," Working Papers id:10580, eSocialSciences.
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