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Gender and
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


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.
Students with visual impairment in classroom, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

Students with visual impairment in classroom, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

March, 2023

Creating a better post-pandemic future for adolescents with disabilities

Adolescents with disabilities must have their needs prioritised in recovery and future pandemic responses to improve health, educational, and social outcomes.

Jordanian girl at the age of 12, Amman, Jordan © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

March, 2023

‘I want someone to ask me why I’m sad and to listen to me’: Adolescent psychosocial well-being in Jordan

This policy brief, which draws on mixed-methods data collected between 2018 and 2022 as part of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) research programme, aims to contribute to this dialogue by strengthening the evidence base on the psychosocial well-being of adolescents in Jordan.

14-year-old Jordanian boy with visual impairment from Amman @ Agnieszka Małachowska/GAGE 2018

March, 2023

Psychosocial well-being of adolescents in Jordan the intersecting role of nationality, gender and disability

This policy brief aims to contribute to the efficacy of Jordan’s efforts to meet the mental health needs of adolescents by strengthening the evidence base on how nationality, gender and disability shape their psychosocial well-being.

School in East Hararghe - Fedis, Oromia, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

February, 2023

Young women involved in commercial sex work in urban Ethiopia: experiences, drivers and implications for sexual and reproductive health policy and programming

The Strategy emphasizes that health extension workers can play critical roles in expanding SRH information and services, especially in rural and remote areas where awareness is low and access to services is limited.
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Explore our latest insights and research on how vulnerable adolescents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here you can explore our latest insights and research as we shine a light on the needs of vulnerable 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.