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Yes I Do: Reduce Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancies and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Pakistan, Indonesia, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Mozambique & Kenya

This project aims to reduce child marriage, teenage pregnancies and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) related practices. Its work covers seven countries: Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.

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The Yes I Do project is a joint collaboration with Plan Netherlands in the lead, along with CHOICE, Rutgers and Amref. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within this, KIT Royal Tropical Institute is the knowledge partner for the alliance.

As part of this role KIT is using mixed methods to support the consortium with base, mid and end line reports along with operations research. Additionally, KIT is coordinating the monitoring and evaluation component of the programmes. These activities are on-going across the five years of the programme.

Research objectives

The research objectives are:

  1. Knowing the causes and consequences of child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  2. Knowing the opinions of young people on child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  3. To explore the attitudes and behaviours of community members and religious/community leaders about child marriage, teenage pregnancy and FGM/C;
  4. Identifying potential for involvement (engagement) of young people in the program to reduce the incidence of child marriage, teenage pregnancy, and FGM/C.

Latest Reports

End-line reports

Latest research

Midline reports

Baseline Reports

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Services delivered

  • Applied Research & Knowledge Management

    As a knowledge institute, KIT compiles, analyses and develops new knowledge on health systems, sustainable economic development and gender, but also supports others in making active use of such knowledge. For example, KIT conducts significant frontrunner research on rising global issues such as youth employment, gender issues in the agricultural sector, and sexual reproductive health and rights. This enables KIT to broker grounded and actionable knowledge as advice to public and private sector organisations seeking to improve their development impact. It also allows for KIT’s convening role, bringing together different stakeholders and facilitating knowledge exchange and learning to support collaboration and innovation for impact. 

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment