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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.
Secondary school girls’ club in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Secondary school girls’ club in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

October, 2020

‘Children are future leaders of the country’: Ethiopian adolescents’ access to voice and agency

Ethiopia has undergone rapid transformation over the past two years. Soon after being appointed in 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,…
17-year-old adolescent mother who lives alone in Rwanda. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

17-year-old adolescent mother who lives alone in Rwanda. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

August, 2020

Adolescent pregnancy and sexual reproductive health and rights in Rwanda

This policy brief aims analyses the drivers, patterns and impacts of pregnancy on adolescents in Rwanda.
12-year-old boy from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID

12-year-old boy from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID

August, 2020

‘People won’t die due to the disease; they will die due to hunger’: exploring the impacts of covid-19 on Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox’s Bazar

This policy brief draws on virtual research findings and presents policy and programming implications for Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox's Bazar.
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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.