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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 how vulnerable adolescents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.
Adolescent girls at school in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent girls at school in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

January, 2020

The invisibility of adolescents within the SDGs

We present recommendations to bridge the gap in global data generated across the SDGs on adolescents and highlight the ways in which young people should be considered more explicitly.

Adolescent boy in Palestine in 2015. Photo: Paul Jeffery/ACT Alliance

June, 2020

Exploring the impact of covid-19 on adolescents in the Gaza Strip

This policy brief draws on interviews with vulnerable young people in Gaza to understand the compounded effects of the pandemic and the pre-existing economic and political crisis.
Refugee children at the ACF Emergency Operations Center in Kutupalong. Photo: European Union

Refugee children at the ACF Emergency Operations Center in Kutupalong. Photo: European Union

June, 2020

'We didn't come here to eat. We came here to save our life': health and nutrition challenges facing adolescents in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

This policy brief discusses the age- and gender-based health risks facing adolescents within Rohingya refugee and Bangladeshi host communities.
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Explore our latest insights and research on adolescent refugees.

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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.