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Education and Learning

An adolescent girl from Gaza. Photo: Rebecca Reid/Overseas Development Institute

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

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%). 
18th January 2023
2023-01-18 11:32:46

A caption from Ebnat, Amhara region, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2022

Youth, Gender and Climate Resilience: Voices of Adolescent and Young Women in Southern Africa

This paper draws on Feminist Participatory Action Research undertaken by adolescent girls in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Centred on access to education, the findings prompt a reframing of youth agency and empowerment beyond instrumental concerns to integrate intrinsic factors that include self-fulfilment, recognition from others, status, and self-resilience.
9th November 2022
2022-11-09 10:45:54

Improving pathways for girls and disadvantaged youth through secondary education and into work: Evid...

This article aims to synthesise insights from Mastercard Foundation's portfolio of programming in secondary education and situate these findings in the broader literature on equitable secondary education and preparing youth for the transition to work in sub-Saharan Africa.
1st November 2022
2022-11-01 15:55:38

Female students in a computer lab at school, Amhara region, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE 2020

User perspectives on digital literacy as a response to misinformation

The article focuses on how young people view and respond to misinformation online, and the role of digital literacy interventions to mitigate this challenge.
1st November 2022
2022-11-01 15:37:39

An 18-year-old Palestinian refugee from Ein El Hilweh camp, Lebanon © Marcel Saleh/GAGE 2022

Adolescents in the abyss of Lebanon’s worst economic crisis: A focus on Lebanese and Palestinian ado...

This report focuses on Palestinian and Lebanese adolescents’ access to education and learning, and their opportunities to exercise voice and agency, highlighting the impact of the Lebanese crisis on their lives.
23rd September 2022
2022-09-23 01:03:54

UNICEF Jordan’s Makani programme: supporting students, building resilience

UNICEF Jordan’s Makani programme has evolved considerably since it was launched in 2015. It was initially designed to provide informal…
13th September 2022
2022-09-13 15:40:44

A Syrian girl working a field near her informal tented settlement © Marcel Saleh

‘Each one of us had a dream’: An exploration of factors supporting gender-responsive education and e...

This report aims to understand what sets the most successful young Syrian and Palestinian refugees apart from their peers.
12th July 2022
2022-07-12 16:34:26

Barriers to refugee adolescents' educational access during COVID-19: Exploring the roles of gender, ...

In this article, we adopt an intersectional conceptual framework to explore the roles gender and other social inequalities have played…
28th June 2022
2022-06-28 17:03:08
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Girls selling peanuts on the street © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Experiences of urban relocation and life in condominiums in Addis Ababa

This policy brief investigates the experiences of adolescents in Addis Ababa who relocated from inner-city areas to the suburbs.
23rd May 2022
2022-05-23 13:33:44

Education Multimedia

© Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE 2020

Launching the GAGE Special Issue on adolescent skills to address global challenges

This week, ODI’s Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence (GAGE) research consortium is excited to launch its special issue in…
Sophia D'Angelo
3rd November 2022
2022-11-03 12:20:03

“There Is No School And That’s A Big Problem”: Adolescent Refugees And Education | PODCAST | Episode...

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.
1st November 2021
2021-11-01 11:31:59
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Five Ways That Education Systems Can Support Girls in the Face of Climate Change, Today

Five Ways That Education Systems Can Support Girls in the Face of Climate Change, Today | Center For Global…
Nicola Jones, Workneh Yadete, Megan Devonald, Laura Moscoviz, Jack Rossiter
27th July 2021
2021-07-27 08:52:34

Fund Girls’ Education. Don’t Greenwash It.

Fund Girls’ Education. Don’t Greenwash It. | Center For Global Development (cgdev.org) You might think girls’ education and climate…
Nicola Jones, Workneh Yadete, Megan Devonald, Susannah Hares, Laura Moscoviz, Jack Rossiter, Patrick Shaw
27th July 2021
2021-07-27 08:41:28

Exploring changing patterns in adolescents’ access to education and learning in Ethiopia

Midline data collection to explore exploring changing patterns in Ethiopian adolescents’ access to education and learning.
26th April 2021
2021-04-26 10:48:11
Photo: Ali Hamad

Photo: Ali Hamad

I lost my education, but I didn’t lose hope of learning

Ali is an 18-year-old Syrian boy from Aleppo who lives in a collective shelter in Lebanon.
Ali Hamad
24th January 2021
2021-01-24 23:35:32
Girls in extra-curricular computer class. Photo: NISER

Girls in extra-curricular computer class. Photo: NISER

Beijing+25: why we should work with families to upskill adolescent girls

Four priorities for Beijing +25 and investment in adolescent girls' lifeskills.
Anita Ghimire
30th September 2020
2020-09-30 00:38:24


Adolescents in their own voices: ‘I am here, I exist, hear me! ’ - my voice to the world

Zeina is a 17-year-old Syrian girl from Raqqa who got married when she was 15 and has an infant child.
Zeina Ghannoush
12th August 2020
2020-08-12 02:52:02
Photo: Marcel Saleh/GAGE

Photo: Marcel Saleh/GAGE

A day in the life of Jouri

Jouri is a 19-year-old Palestinian refugee girl from Ein el-Hilweh camp, Lebanon
Sally Youssef, Marcel Saleh
31st March 2020
2020-03-31 01:16:19