30 July 2020 

SPIAC-B Gender Working Group, IPC-IG, GIZ, DFAT 

We know that social protection can play a critical role in reducing income insecurity and enabling girls and boys to access education, two key pathways for delaying marriage. Yet, few programmes deliberately and directly target child marriage in their objectives, activities, or monitoring and evaluation efforts 

The current evidence based on cash transfers and child marriage is mixed, leading some practitioners to voice concerns about programming at all in this area. This webinar explored the current evidence base on the role of social protection in preventing child marriage, the programme design characteristics that might support better outcomes in this area, and the links between child marriage, child protection, and social protection programming. 


  • Nicola Jones, Principal Research Fellow, ODI 
  • Nankali Maksud, Senior Child Protection Adviser, UNICEF 
  • Rachel Yates, Girls Not Brides 

Moderator: Tia Palermo, Associate Professor, University of Buffalo 

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 334


Attendees: 150


Youtube views: 213

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