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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.
Young adolescent girl in Jordan © GAGE/Nathalie Bertrams

Young adolescent girl in Jordan © GAGE/Nathalie Bertrams

September, 2021

Adolescents, youth and the SDGs: what can we learn from the current data?

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goal framework, premised on the goal to leave no one behind, centres the global development…

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September, 2021

Intersectionality as a Framework for Understanding Adolescent Vulnerabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries: Expanding Our Commitment to Leave No One Behind

Introduction to a Special Issue drawing on the GAGE conceptual framework which accounts for gender roles and norms, family, community and political economy contexts in shaping adolescents’ capabilities.
Focus group discussion with adolescents working in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal. Photo: Fiona Samuels

Focus group discussion with adolescents working in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal. Photo: Fiona Samuels

August, 2021

Changing Patterns of Commercial Sex Work Amongst Adolescent Girls in Nepal: The Role of Technology

The introduction of technology, particularly mobile phones, in the mediation of commercial sex work (CSW) has meant that sex work…
Young mother from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. Photo: DFID/Anna Dubuis

Young mother from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. Photo: DFID/Anna Dubuis

August, 2021

‘I Just Keep Quiet’: Addressing the Challenges of Married Rohingya Girls and Creating Opportunities for Change

Child marriage among Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, is driven by economic strain and deep-seated gender norms. Mounting…
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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.

Upcoming events

5 Oct 2021
GAGE
Roundtable
Online via Zoom
13:00-14:30 (GMT +1:00)