The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and its partners in 2014 launched the Early and Child Marriage Initiative in India to support and strengthen a national effort to end child marriage and enable girls to realize the full spectrum of their human rights. The Initiative uses a developmental evaluation framework to guide its implementation, seeking to move beyond the age-centric approach to measure change in organizational efforts to empower women and girls.

This report is the combined effort of the participatory processes engaged by Tata Institute of Social Sciences TISS with the 16 organizations working with diverse communities and the AJWS, who partnered and supported in this research project to reframe monitoring and evaluation methods and evolve new measures of change.

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