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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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The celebration of the 5th International Day of Education on 24 January 2023 is aimed at improving access to education for girls and women. Explore our latest publications on how education or training can prepare adolescents living in lower- and middle-income countries with the skills needed to overcome today’s global challenges.

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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.
15-year-old girl who work in the garment industry, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2022

15-year-old girl who work in the garment industry, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2022

January, 2023

Investing in adolescent girls: mapping global and national funding patterns from 2016-2020

In this report, we present findings from this mapping exercise undertaken at the global and country levels (Ethiopia and Bangladesh), drawing on published data on donor official development assistance (ODA) flows complemented by key informant interviews with donors.
Adolescents in Amman, Jordan © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

Adolescents in Amman, Jordan © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2023

January, 2023

Adolescent health in the Middle East and North Africa region: leaving no one behind

The convening concluded with a consensus that adolescents and youth are true change agents who must be genuinely involved in active and transformative participation in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes that affect their lives. There was a call on governments, civil society, and the private sector to take action on national policies, strategies and plans; services and programmes; and evidence, data and technology related to adolescent health.
A woman and her husband in Rohingya, Bangladesh © UN WOMEN / 2019

A woman and her husband in Rohingya, Bangladesh © UN WOMEN / 2019

December, 2022

Gender-based violence: What is working in prevention, response and mitigation across Rohingya refugee camps, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh?

This research study, conducted by the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme, with support from and oversight of the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), provides an in-depth understanding of what works in responding to gender-based violence in the Rohingya camps of Cox’s Bazar, as well what prevents progress on GBV interventions.

Adolescent boys in Gaza city, Palestine © Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance 2021

January, 2023

Exploring the gendered mental health experiences of adolescents in Gaza during the Covid-19 pandemic

This article explores adolescent experiences in Gaza, drawing on mixed-methods research carried out in late 2020 in refugee camps (29%) and urban settings (71%). 
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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.