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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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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.
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12-year-old boys selling fruit near the zoo in Dhaka

April, 2022

Climate Risks and Truncated Opportunities: How Do Environmental Challenges Intersect with Economic and Social Disadvantages for Rohingya Adolescents in Bangladesh?

This article explores how limited integration of environmental, economic, and social aspects has affected the development of Rohingya refugee adolescents who were forcibly displaced from Myanmar to the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh.
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Girls selling peanuts on the street © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

April, 2022

'A dream come true'? Adolescents’ perspectives on urban relocation and life in condominiums in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This paper investigates the experiences of adolescents in Addis Ababa who relocated from inner-city areas to the suburbs.
Adolescent boys in Wavel Camp, Lebanon © Elie Matar

Adolescent boys in Wavel Camp, Lebanon © Elie Matar

March, 2022

Adolescent lives in Lebanon: what are we learning from participatory evidence?

Brief summarising what GAGE has learnt through participatory research in Lebanon so far.
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© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

March, 2022

Do Gender-Based Pathways Influence Mental Health? Examining the Linkages Between Early Child Marriage, Intimate Partner Violence, and Psychological Well-being among Young Ethiopian Women (18–24 years Old)

Article examining the relationship between early child marriage and psychological well-being and assessing if intimate partner violence mediates this relationship among young women.
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Adolescents in crisis: unheard voices is a five-part podcast series that shines a light on the millions of adolescents around the world who are forced to flee their homes. It draws on our research and a recent book ‘Adolescents in Humanitarian Crisis: Displacement, Gender and Social Inequalities’.

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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.