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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

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.

Zaatari 2018 Innovation Lab © Herwig UNICEF 2017

July, 2022

Youth economic security, skills and empowerment: Learning from positive outliers among youth affected by forced displacement in Jordan

Findings from mixed-methods research that explores displaced adolescents' economic aspirations and experiences in Jordan.

August, 2022

COVID-19 and the gendered impacts on adolescent wellbeing: Evidence from a cross-sectional study of locally adapted measures in Ethiopia, Jordan, and Palestine

This study highlights that the pandemic has exacerbated underlying gender inequalities across adolescents in three very different settings, and that existing social safety nets are not adequate to fully address these impacts, particularly for the most vulnerable.
Young adolescent girl in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Young adolescent girl in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

March, 2022

Adolescent lives in Bangladesh: what are we learning from longitudinal evidence?

Brief summarising what GAGE has learnt through longitudinal research in Chittagong and Sylhet so far.
Image for © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Explore our latest insights and research on how vulnerable adolescents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here you can explore our latest insights and research as we shine a light on the needs of vulnerable 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.