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Gender and
Adolescence:
Global Evidence

GAGE is the largest global study on adolescents, following 20,000 girls and boys in developing countries to understand what works to enhance adolescent capabilities and empowerment.

Two adolescent girls from a pastoralist community in Afar, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

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Explore our latest insights and research on adolescent refugees.

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Publications

Explore our latest research on adolescent well-being. Based on the GAGE Conceptual Framework, our work is divided into six 'capability domains': education; health and nutrition; freedom from violence and bodily integrity; psychosocial well-being; voice and agency; and economic empowerment.
South Sudanese refugee girls create collages as part of a participatory workshop in Uganda. Photo©Audrey Taylor, HRC (2020)

South Sudanese refugee girls create collages as part of a participatory workshop in Uganda. Photo©Audrey Taylor, HRC (2020)

May, 2021

Child Marriage in Humanitarian Crises: Girls and Parents Speak Out on Risk and Protective Factors, Decision-Making, and Solutions

This report presents the findings of a study undertaken to provide humanitarian practitioners with the first-of-its-kind, youth-centered guidance on how to prevent and respond to child marriage in displacement settings.
Adolescent girls in Oromia, Ethiopia (c) Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

Adolescent girls in Oromia, Ethiopia (c) Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

May, 2021

Multi-Level Programming Aimed at Gender Norms Transformation to Improve Capabilities of Young Adolescents in Ethiopia: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial

Pre-analysis plan for the short- and medium-term impacts of the impact evaluation of Act With Her program in Ethiopia for Very Young Adolescents.
Young adolescent girls in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

Young adolescent girls in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

April, 2021

Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh

Policy brief presenting findings from rapid-response research in Dhaka to gain an understanding of vulnerable and underprivileged adolescents’ lives during the pandemic.
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Explore our latest insights and research on how vulnerable adolescents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How GAGE works

By combining quantitative and qualitative research exploring adolescents’ gendered experiences with longitudinal impact evaluations testing programme effectiveness, GAGE aims to explore what strategies are most effective in transforming adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives at specific junctures during the second decade of life.

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