Ethiopia: Independent evaluation & verification of the End Child Marriage Programme

IMC is undertaking a three-year programme of independent evaluation and biannual verification of the DFID-funded End Child Marriage Programme (ECMP). Objectives include measuring the effectiveness of the ECMP to delay child marriage for at least 200,000 girls in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia and assessing the ECMP’s methodological approach.

The main purpose of this assignment is to strengthen accountability of DFID Ethiopia and the Implementation Management Service Provider in measuring and reporting progress towards the programmes expected results. This assignment is also contributing to overall lesson learning both within DFID Ethiopia and the wider development community around the effectiveness of interventions designed to end child marriage and other harmful traditional practices.

The assignment forms part of DFID Ethiopia’s wider Evaluation Strategy for the period 2011-2015 and will contribute in particular to monitoring and evaluation of progress against specific commitments set out in the gender annex to its operational plan.


  • providing a bi-annual independent verification of the accuracy of on-going monitoring reports of the Implementation Management Service Provider including an assessment of the quality of underpinning methodologies.
  • undertaking an evaluation of the programme in particular to measure the effectiveness of the intervention in delivering its expected results as well as assess the overall sustainability of the intervention and its potential for scaling up.
Project Name

Independent Evaluation & Verification of the End Child Marriage Programme

project status



UK Department for International Development (DFID)

contact person

Nigel Penfold

Deputy Managing Director, Regional Director, Africa & Caribbean
last updated

May 13, 2019