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Gender and
Adolescence:
Global Evidence

GAGE is the largest global study on adolescents, following 18,000 girls and boys in developing countries to understand what works to enhance adolescent capabilities and empowerment.

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

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.

October, 2019

Adolescent well-being in Jordan: exploring gendered capabilities, contexts and change strategies

Drawing on GAGE’s mixed-methods research in Jordan, this report synthesises findings about adolescent girls’ and boys’ capabilities across six key domains.
Adolescent girls in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

Adolescent girls in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

August, 2019

Raising the visibility of IDPs: a case study of gender- and age-specific vulnerabilities among Ethiopian IDP adolescents

Findings from GAGE's longitudinal research study in Ethiopia on gender- and age-specific vulnerabilities adolescents affected by internal displacement experience.
Adolescent girl working at a brick factory in Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent girl working at a brick factory in Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

July, 2019

Adolescent economic empowerment in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This policy note explores the economic aspirations of adolescents in slums around Dhaka, what kinds of skills or training they are receiving, and whether they have access to savings and credit.
Girls in Ethiopia, David Walker OD

Girls in Ethiopia, David Walker ODI

July, 2017

GAGE Conceptual Framework

GAGE’s conceptual framework focuses on the interconnectedness and dynamism of what we call ‘the 3 Cs’.

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.