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30th December 2018

Programming to promote gender-equitable masculinities among adolescent boys: Key findings from a rig...

Gender-inequitable norms of masculinity are widely recognised to sustain the disempowerment of women and girls, underpinning inequalities in gender-based access…
30th December 2018

Programming with adolescent boys to promote gender-equitable masculinities: A rigorous review

Gender-inequitable norms of masculinity are widely recognised to sustain the disempowerment of women and girls, underpinning inequalities in gender-based access…
16th December 2018

GAGE research design, sample and methodology

This methods brief provides an overview of i) the study’s rationale, ii) the conceptual framework and core research questions that…
16th December 2018

GAGE baseline qualitative research tools

Although our understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities that adolescent girls and boys face has grown exponentially over the last…
12th December 2018

Puberty and menstruation knowledge among young adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A sc...

This article presents a scoping review of evidence relating to knowledge and experiences of puberty and menstruation among females aged…
12th December 2018

Young adolescent girls' knowledge of menstruation and puberty: A rapid evidence review

This rapid evidence review (RER) was commissioned to answer the research question: How and what do girls aged 10-14 years…
South Sudanese Girl(s) participating in COMPASS activities at the IRC Women and Girls Safe Space in Bombassi Refugee Camp, Ethiopia.
10th December 2018

Violence against adolescent girls: Trends and lessons for East Africa (report)

This report study examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence and the drivers…
Ethiopia. Credit: IRC
10th December 2018

Violence against adolescent girls: Trends and lessons for East Africa (policy brief)

This brief highlights research that examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence…
10th December 2018

Policy and legal analysis notes: A review of the National Policy against Gender-Based Violence

Rwanda has seen impressive advances in integrating gender equality and fighting gender-based violence (GBV) in recent years. This has included…
10th December 2018

Policy and legal analysis notes: A review of the National Adolescent Health and Development Strategy...

The return to multiparty democracy in Nepal in 1990 created the space for significant health sector reform, with a focus…
10th December 2018

Policy and legal analysis notes: A review of the Strategic Plan for a Multisectoral Response to Viol...

Violence against women and children (VAWC) in Ethiopia takes different forms and varies by region (Stavropoulou and Gupta-Archer, 2017). While…
10th December 2018

Policy and legal analysis notes: A review of the National Strategy for Adolescent Health in Banglade...

In Bangladesh, about two-thirds of young women marry before the legal age of marriage (18 years). Many also become adolescent…
Kids walk on the main thoroughfare of the Jarash Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan as school gets out around midday. Credit: Omar Chatriwala
5th December 2018

Adolescent boys in Jordan: The state of the evidence

Adolescent boys living in Jordan have disparate experiences and needs – most of which we know very little about. Although…
3rd December 2018

Gendered experiences of adolescents: Baseline findings from World Vision's Rupantaram adolescent lif...

In Nepal, adolescents comprise almost a quarter of the population (Ministry of Health et al., 2017) and almost half of…
A student studies in grade 8 at Shree Dharmasthali Lower Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID.
2nd December 2018

Supporting girls' education: Emerging baseline findings from an evaluation of 'Room to Read' in Nepa...

In Nepal, adolescent girls have less access to secondary schooling than do boys, face a variety of restrictions associated with…
Sughira, works at weaving silk. Credit: World Bank
24th October 2018

Interventions promoting adolescent girls' economic capabilities: what works? A rapid evidence review

Addressing adolescent girls’ persistent economic disadvantage is the focus of multiple interventions for girls in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)…
8th September 2018

Gender, livelihood capabilities and women's economic empowerment: Reviewing evidence over the life c...

This paper reviews the evaluation literature on policies and programmes designed to promote women’s livelihood capabilities across the life course…
ANISOM Tobin Jones
24th August 2018

Eradicating child exploitation: Why a gender- and adolescent-specific lens is essential to accelerat...

This policy note highlights that in order to eradicate child exploitation, we must take a dual pronged approach. We need…
ANISOM Tobin Jones
23rd August 2018

Why a gender- and adolescent-specific lens is essential to accelerate progress in eradicating child ...

This report highlights that in order to eradicate child exploitation, we must take a dual pronged approach that uses a…
Adolescent girl, with a hearing impairment, who is the head of her household in Debre Tabor, Ethiopia. Credit: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 20
29th July 2018

Adolescents with disabilities: Enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development (report)

Over the past decade there has been growing recognition that adolescence is an ‘age of opportunity’ in terms of helping…
Special needs class, Ethiopia. Nathalie Bertrams
24th July 2018

Adolescents with disabilities: Enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development (policy not...

Over the past decade there has been growing recognition that adolescence is an ‘age of opportunity’ in terms of helping…
search for common ground summer camp
24th June 2018

Building social cohesion in conflict affected communities

This briefing presents the findings of a qualitative research study on the current and retrospective effects of two peacebuilding projects…
Plan International _ Petterik Wiggers.JPG
24th June 2018

Accelerating adolescent girls' education and empowerment: a call for action to the G7

Catalysing global action on adolescent girls’ education and empowerment is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and establishing foundations…
David Walker, ODI
24th June 2018

GAGE on: adolescence and gender norms

While our understanding of the risks and vulnerabilities that adolescent girls face due to gender norms has grown exponentially over…
Ingrid Gercama/GAGE 2017
24th March 2018

'I prefer to stay silent': Exploring opportunities for and challenges to adolescents' psychosocial a...

This briefing paper draws on findings from a Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) mixed methods research study that explores…
11 year old Manar and her friends at their damaged school in Gaza © Anas al Baba/Oxfam, January 2015
23rd December 2017

'We girls also have ambitions!': Exploring opportunities for and challenges to quality education for...

This briefing paper draws on findings from a Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) mixed methods research study to explore…
Ingrid Gercama
23rd December 2017

'If you speak your mind, they judge': Exploring opportunities for and challenges to adolescent voice...

This briefing summarises findings from a Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) mixed methods research study to explore the patterning…
credit Rebecca Reid
23rd December 2017

'No one told me about that': Exploring adolescent access to health services and information in Gaza

This briefing paper draws on findings from a Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) mixed methods research study to explore…
RafahKid Kid/ flickr.com
23rd December 2017

Adolescent girls in Gaza: The state of the evidence

This situation analysis synthesises what is known about the capabilities of adolescent girls living in Gaza. Where no disaggregated evidence…
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22nd December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Bangladesh: A synopsis of the evidence

This digest brings together evidence from two GAGE rapid country reviews and summarises what is known about Bangladeshi adolescent girls’…
Narayan Debnath/DFID
22nd December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Bangladesh: The state of the evidence on programme effectiveness

This rapid country evidence review brings together key evidence on the effectiveness of interventions seeking to support the capability development…
MITALY, leader of a child rights' group tackling child marriage, Bangladesh © Ricci Coughlan/DFID
22nd December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Bangladesh: The state of the evidence

Produced as a resource to inform GAGE programming and to be used by researchers, programme designers and policy makers, this…
A student studies in grade 8 at Shree Dharmasthali Lower Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal. Credit: Jim Holmes for AusAID
21st December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Nepal: A synopsis of the evidence

This digest brings together both of GAGE’s comprehensive evidence mappings and summarises what is known about Nepali adolescent girls’ capability…
students at Shreeshitalacom Secondary School © World Bank
21st December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Nepal: The state of the evidence on programme effectiveness

This rapid country evidence review brings together key evidence on the effectiveness of interventions seeking to support the capability development…
Photo: Jim Holmes AUSAID
21st December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Nepal: The state of the evidence

Produced as a resource to inform GAGE programming and to be used by researchers, programme designers and policy makers, this…
Credit- GPE_Alexandra Humme
20th December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Ethiopia: A synopsis of the evidence

This digest brings together evidence from two GAGE rapid country reviews and summarises what is known about Ethiopian adolescent girls’…
jessica lea dfid
20th December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Ethiopia: The state of the evidence on programme effectiveness

This rapid country evidence review brings together key evidence on the effectiveness of interventions seeking to support the capability development…
Trocaire
20th December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Ethiopia: The state of the evidence

Produced as a resource to inform GAGE programming and to be used by researchers, programme designers and policy makers, this…
Kyle Taylor
19th December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Rwanda: A synopsis of the evidence

This digest brings together evidence from two GAGE rapid country reviews and summarises what is known about Rwandan adolescent girls’…
Reproductive System Presentation. Health and Hygiene Advocacy. Kabilizi School, Ngoma, Rwanda.jpg
19th December 2017

Adolescent girls’ capabilities in Rwanda: The state of the evidence on programme effectiveness

This rapid country evidence review brings together key evidence on the effectiveness of interventions seeking to support the capability development…
Girl asks question , Kabilizi School, Ngoma, Rwanda. © Dining for Women/flickr
19th December 2017

Adolescent girls' capabilities in Rwanda: The state of the evidence

Produced as a resource to inform GAGE programming and to be used by researchers, programme designers and policy makers, this…
18th December 2017

Do adolescent girls benefit from social enterprises?

This evidence digest synthesises secondary data to identify what is known about how social enterprises can improve outcomes for adolescent…
Russell Watkins DFID
22nd November 2017

Preventing gender-based violence victimization in adolescent girls in lower-income countries

This systematic review of reviews synthesises evidence on the impact of interventions to prevent violence against adolescent girls and young…
Tigray, Ethiopia Rod Waddington 2012 CC BY-SA 2.0.jpg
10th October 2017

Exploring Ethiopian adolescents' gendered experiences and perspectives

This brief summarises the findings of GAGE’s formative qualitative work in Ethiopia—which took place in 2016 in three diverse regional…
Teen girls, Kigali, Rwanda credit Dining for Girls
10th October 2017

Exploring Rwandan adolescents' gendered experiences and perspectives

This brief summarises the findings of GAGE’s formative qualitative work in Rwanda—which took place in 2016 in three contrasting communities.
Girls Nepal credit Marisol Grandon DFID
10th October 2017

Exploring Nepali adolescents' gendered experiences and perspectives

This brief summarises the findings of GAGE’s formative qualitative work in Nepal—which took place in 2016 in three contrasting districts:…
Secondary school students pictured on a break, Bangladesh © ADB (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
10th October 2017

Exploring Bangladeshi adolescents' gendered experiences and perspectives

This brief summarises the findings of GAGE’s formative qualitative work in Bangladesh—which took place in 2016 in two communities, one…
5th October 2017

Adolescent girls in Jordan: The state of the evidence

This situation analysis synthesises what is known about the capabilities of adolescent girls living in Jordan. Where possible, it uses…
Teenage Syrian girls take part in a discussion about children's rights, at a community centre in Lebanon © Russell Watkins/Department for International Development
2nd October 2017

Adolescent girls in Lebanon: The state of the evidence

This situation analysis synthesises what is known about the capabilities of adolescent girls living in Lebanon. Where possible, it uses…
Save the Children Ethiopia
19th September 2017

Girls' clubs and life skills programmes: positive potential, unanswered questions

This policy brief summarises the findings from GAGE’s rigorous review on girls’ clubs and life skills programmes and sets out…
Plan International
19th September 2017

GAGE Rigorous Review: Girls' clubs, life skills programmes and girls' well-being outcomes

This rigorous review synthesises studies on the empowerment impacts of girls’ clubs and life skills programmes with a gender equality…
2nd August 2017

Adolescent perspectives on services and programmes in conflict affected contexts

In the Middle East, GAGE is undertaking participatory research with adolescents, their caregivers, service providers and other relevant actors. This…
Jessica Lea DFID
25th July 2017

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence overview

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation programme funded by UK…
Community health worker, Bangladesh. DFID.
25th July 2017

Challenges and potential solutions for adolescent girls in urban settings

This rapid evidence review explores the vulnerabilities of adolescent girls and young women who are increasingly flocking to cities and…
Girls in Ethiopia, David Walker OD
25th July 2017

GAGE Conceptual Framework

Informed by the emerging evidence base on adolescent wellbeing and development, GAGE’s conceptual framework focuses on the interconnectedness and dynamism…
Pippa Ranger DFID
19th July 2017

Family planning: the adolescent imperative

Despite progress, more than 16 million adolescent girls become mothers each year, nearly all of whom live in developing countries…
Rgaudin CCO
19th July 2017

Young adolescents and digital media: Uses, risks and opportunities in low-and middle-income countrie...

This rapid evidence review explores adolescent girls’ access to and use of digital media, especially mobile phones and the internet,…
17th July 2017

An agenda for policy and action to support girls through puberty and menarche

Puberty and menstruation are a fundamental part of adolescent girls’ lives, yet many girls in low- and middle-income countries know…