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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 adolescent refugees.

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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.
Girls club in Rwanda. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Girls club in Rwanda. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

July, 2021

Agency and Empowerment for Adolescent Girls: An Intentional Approach to Policy and Programming

As national governments roll out covid response plans, an opportunity arises to recast adolescent girls’ programmes and development policies to…
Adolescent Syrian girl in an informal tented settlement in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent Syrian girl in an informal tented settlement in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

July, 2021

How to maximise the impacts of cash transfers for vulnerable adolescents in Jordan

Jordan’s population grew considerably in the last decade, as it took in more than a million Syrians fleeing civil war…
Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

July, 2021

Intersecting barriers to adolescents’ educational access during COVID-19: Exploring the role of gender, disability and poverty

This article explores the social determinants of adolescents’ access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic in three diverse urban contexts in Bangladesh,…
Young girl in Bangladesh Ⓒ Marcella Pasotti

Young girl in Bangladesh Ⓒ Marcella Pasotti

July, 2021

Adolescent well-being in a time of crisis: assessing SDG progress during covid-19 and priorities for a resilient recovery for adolescents and youth

Policy brief using the SDG Agenda as a lens through which to view the patterning of the impacts the pandemic has had on adolescent well-being.
Classroom in Nepal. Photo: Plan International

Classroom in Nepal. Photo: Plan International

June, 2021

Capturing adolescents’ agency, voice and confidence through innovative research tools

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is the largest global study on adolescents following 20,000 girls and boys in developing countries…
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Explore our latest insights and research on how vulnerable adolescents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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.