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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.

July, 2019

Adolescents in Jordan: education and learning

The majority of Syrian adolescents are not attending secondary school in Jordan. This policy note highlights the fragility of adolescents’ educational aspirations and underscores the need for more support.
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.
Adolescent girls in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

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

June, 2019

Leave no adolescent behind: the gender- and age-specific vulnerabilities of adolescent refugees and IDPs

The policy note summarises our research findings across refugee communities in Gaza, Jordan and Rwanda, and with internally displaced adolescents in Ethiopia.
Group of women and girls in Afar. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

Group of women and girls in Afar. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

May, 2019

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

Baseline synthesis report exploring adolescent girls’ and boys’ experiences in Ethiopia as they transition from early adolescence through puberty and into early adulthood.

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.

Upcoming events

15 Oct
GAGE
Expert workshop
The Landmark Hotel and Conference Centre, Al-Hussein Bin Ali Street, P.O. Box 6399, Amman 11118, Jordan
09:00-16:00 (GMT +3:00)