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Ethiopia girls Girls supported to stay in school to prevent child marriage, Ethiopia. DFID/Jessica Lea CC BY 2.0

Our research methods

GAGE uses multiple research methods, each exploring a different aspect of adolescent well-being, to paint an in-depth picture of what works to shift gendered social norms and support adolescent girls to become the women they want to be. These include longitudinal impact evaluation, participatory action research with adolescents, and evidence syntheses. 

A mixed-methods longitudinal impact evaluation study in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal and Rwanda involving the following sampling approach:

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Evidence syntheses of what works globally to enhance adolescent girls’ capabilities, in order to make what we already know about adolescence and change more accessible to a broader audience.

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Participatory research with adolescents from refugee and host communities in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank, aimed at assessing the long-term impacts of humanitarian and development interventions, to see how they affect adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives over time.