The Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage (GPECM) is jointly managed and implemented by UNFPA and UNICEF, with UNICEF serving as the convener and administrator. The purpose of the joint evaluation was to provide an independent assessment of progress towards results, sustainability of interventions and programme efficiency and effectiveness, bearing in mind the complexity of programme operations across the four regions and 12 countries. The evaluation highlights good practices and lessons learned from the first phase of implementation to inform future programming.
The evaluation concludes that GPECM leadership is seen by all stakeholders as critical to accelerating the end of child marriage. Through its actions over the last three years, the programme has successfully built forward momentum with many lessons learned for the design of the next phase.