Every day more than 41,000 girls marry before the age of 18. Child marriage negatively affects the health and rights of adolescent girls and severely impedes global development and poverty eradication efforts.

What's New

The World Bank published a new factsheet highlighting the importance of education for adolescent girls, and the impor

The World Bank details how child marriage is a persistent hurdle to health and prosperity in this blog entry.

Project Directors Suzanne Petroni and Quentin Wodon discuss early findings from the first phase of the study in this piece published by Devex.