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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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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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A new European Journal of Development Research Special Issue explores adolescent experiences across diverse LMICs, including conflict-affected contexts, drawing on unique mixed-methods data from the GAGE longitudinal study.

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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.
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

October, 2021

Adolescent psychosocial well-being in Ethiopia: implications for policy and programming from the GAGE midline data

This brief synthesises findings from the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme’s midline data collection in Ethiopia, which took…
Adolescents at a school sports day in Amhara, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescents at a school sports day in Amhara, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

October, 2021

‘My morale has been broken’: Exploring Ethiopian adolescents’ psychosocial well-being

This report synthesises findings from the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme’s midline data collection in Ethiopia, which…
A young Borana woman with her goats in Borana, Ethiopia. Photo: ILRI\ Zerihun Sewunet, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A young Borana woman with her goats in Borana, Ethiopia. Photo: ILRI Zerihun Sewunet, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

October, 2021

Resilient generation: Supporting young people’s prospects for decent work in the drylands of east and west Africa

This report reviews opportunities for young people in the drylands of Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Mali to…
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…
Adolescent internally displaced girls in Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent internally displaced girls in Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

June, 2021

Adolescents in Humanitarian Crisis. Displacement, Gender and Social Inequalities

Adolescents in Humanitarian Crisis investigates the experiences of adolescents displaced by humanitarian crisis. The world is currently seeing unprecedented levels of…
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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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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.