End-term Evaluation of Stop Child Marriage (SCM) Project
Funded by Plan Bangladesh
CED recently worked on a research study named end-term evaluation of an adolescent program titled “Stop Child Marriage” (SCM) project. The Stop Child Marriage (SCM) project is developed to implement with the funds from Plan UK’s “Girls Fund”. This is a general fund which many donors give to on a regular basis to support works related to Plan’s “Because I am a Girl” campaign. The project designed to implement in Plan International Bangladesh working areas (PUs) in 2 Districts – Gazipur and Dinajpur. The lowest Administrative Unit is the Union, and total coverage is 27 Unions. In addition, campaigns on Stop Child Marriage (SCM) of girls were implemented by integrating with all other program interventions of Plan International Bangladesh as part of mainstreaming and programme sustainability strategy. The original duration of this project was 4 years (April 2012 – March 2016), but the project has a non-cost extension till 30th June 2016. The final individual and/or end-term evaluation of the SCM project was conducted by CED, BRAC University in July 2016. The evaluation was a part of the project life-cycle which provided reflections on its performance and enabled the project to receive independent feedback on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and consistency, while informing the future project design and implementation.