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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

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.
Young adolescent girl herding cattle in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Young adolescent girl herding cattle in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

April, 2020

Exploring adolescents' experiences and priorities in Ethiopia under covid-19

This policy brief shares emerging findings from interviews with adolescents in Ethiopia in the context of covid-19.
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.
Young adolescent girl from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DfIDe community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID

Young adolescent girl from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DfID

April, 2020

Age- and gender-based violence risks facing Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox’s Bazar

This policy brief discusses the age- and gender-based violence risks facing adolescents from Rohingya refugee and Bangladeshi host communities.

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.