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Terms of Reference for website development and maintenance

About GAGE

GAGE is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed-methods longitudinal research programme following the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six focal countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon). GAGE aims to generate new evidence to understand ‘what works’ to transform the lives of adolescent girls and boys and to enhance adolescents’ capabilities and empowerment to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

GAGE is managed by the Overseas Development Institute and it is funded by UK Aid from the UK government.

 

Objectives

GAGE’s website https://www.gage.odi.org/ is the first entry point for our audience to learn more about GAGE and its work. For this reason, it is important that our website is regularly maintained to ensure the highest technical performance and that its layout and design look appealing to the user.

To this end, GAGE is looking for a web developer with experience in web design to support the programme with his/her expertise.

The scope of work includes two main areas of work:

  • Continue the maintenance of the GAGE website, which runs on a Drupal CMS, providing technical support to GAGE team members when assistance is required.
  • One-off redesign work to give the website a fresh look, applying a new Drupal layout to the existing website. The redesign and choice of layout will be based on a detailed brief containing a site map provided by GAGE and a sample layout illustrating the features and style GAGE aims to have.

 

Tasks and deliverables

The GAGE programme office manages the website’s content management, from the backend, including the upload and update of the contents of the website. However, technical support and expertise is required from a web developer to assist with technical aspects related to visual design and backend development.

The web developer's work and deliverables will include the following: 

Website maintenance

  • General site maintenance and CMS updates: monthly technical maintenance, Drupal updates;
  • Proactively identify and inform the GAGE programme office in a timely fashion whenever technical issues arise;
  • Regularly test the website: troubleshooting, check for broken hyperlinks on the site, check for and fix bugs;
  • Establish Google Analytics and Google tracking codes;
  • Assist GAGE team members with content update when the changes that have to be made are not possible from the CMS GAGE user interface;
  • Assist GAGE team members in a timely and responsive fashion whenever they report technical issues in the backend;
  • Verify whether the website can be visualised with ease using mobile phones and/or tablets (check font and size of texts) and whether it is responsive;
  • Verify proactively that GAGE, as a client, is satisfied with the service provided.

 

Website development

  • One-off website redesign following the instructions provided by GAGE. The redesign includes:
    • Choosing a new layout for the website, among the several open source layouts available from Drupal. GAGE aims to keep the same CMS (Drupal), because it would allow its team to keep working on the same backend, but wishes to change how it visually looks to the viewer in the frontend;
    • To choose this layout, the web developer will draw inspiration from the mock-ups prepared by GAGE and will search for a layout similar in style. He/she will liaise with the GAGE programme office to suggest 5 different potential layouts to choose from. The proposed layouts should be appealing, highly usable and responsive. The GAGE programme office will inform the web developer about the final choice for the layout.
    • Updating the structure of the website following a detailed brief including a site map provided by GAGE. This includes re-structuring the menu, create new pages in the backend when required in the tree map, prepare the site structure where the content has to be uploaded.
    • Adding accessibility plugins and add-ons to allow users with visual impairments to easily access the GAGE website;
    • Adding social media sharing options to our pages (publications, blog, news&events etc.) to allow users to share selected publications, blog posts, news etc.;
    • Developing a multi-language website design, allowing our users to read contents in more than one language.
  • GAGE will provide the web developer with:
    • GAGE Brand Guidelines for reference and information on its visual language, style and graphics;
    • A brief with a detailed tree map;
    • Mock-ups for the layout of the home page and the events page.

 

Selection criteria

  • Proven experience of web design and web development;  
  • Strong experience in developing in well-known and widely used open source platforms, particularly Drupal and WordPress;
  • Understanding of End Users needs to match with adequate technical solutions;
  • Solid understanding of user interface design principles and conceptual design;
  • Proactive attitude in verifying clients’ satisfaction;
  • Experience working for clients in international development and preferably research;
  • Fluency in English is required.

Candidates with experience in the international development sector may be given preferential consideration.

 

Selection process

Candidates should submit a proposal that includes the following:

  • A clear understanding of the services required and separate out activities according to the two areas of work listed in this ToR;
  • A description of how the contractor engages with its clients, including the processes they follow, the requirements they have regarding timelines, rates, requests, notice periods and payments;
  • A detailed CV of the contractor (or of the team members in case of companies) stating relevant achievements and capacity to undertake the work;
  • A portfolio containing examples of previous work, similar to that outlined in this ToR;
  • A financial proposal with a budget broken down by area of work, that is:
    • a budget for website maintenance, indicating the hourly rate in £;
    • a budget for web-development, including a suggested timetable for the completion of the website re-design.

Please fill in the following budget form :

 

No. days

Day rate (£)

Total (£) – inclusive of VAT at 20%

Website maintenance

 

 

 

Website development: on-off website re-design

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

Candidates should submit their proposal to gage@odi.org.uk by 5:00pm BST July 31st, with the subject line ‘GAGE website proposal’

 

Contract terms

The web developer will work remotely but should have reliable access to internet. The tasks involved are expected to take 1-2 days per week, and the exact timings can be negotiated. An initial contract would be issued on a short-term basis, with the possibility for renewal.

 

Should you wish to develop a proposal, please get in touch with GAGE Programme Office at gage@odi.org.uk for more information and instructions.

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Terms of Reference: Qualitative Research Assistant

About GAGE

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed-methods longitudinal research programme exploring the gendered experiences of adolescents aged 10-19 years. We are following the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six focal countries, two each in Africa (Ethiopia, Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon).

GAGE aims to generate new evidence on ‘what works’ to transform the lives of adolescent girls and boys to enable them to move out of poverty and exclusion, and fast-track social change. GAGE research involves the most vulnerable adolescents, including adolescent refugees, adolescents with disabilities, those out of school, married girls and adolescent mothers.

The results will support policy and programme actors to more effectively reach adolescent girls and boys to advance their wellbeing and what is needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, including the commitment to Leave No One Behind.

The GAGE consortium, managed by the Overseas Development Institute, convenes 35 research, policy and programming partners globally and is funded by UK Aid from the UK government.

Purpose of the role

Under the supervision of the programme director, she/he will analyse longitudinal qualitative data, prepare summary reports and literature reviews, and support senior researchers in writing with the aim of inspiring and informing policy on gender and adolescence. She/he will assist with other administrative tasks related to maintaining a very large database of qualitative data. Specifically, the job will contribute to areas of focus of the GAGE programme which include work on issues related gender, adolescence, gender norms, education, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, health and nutrition, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, voice and agency and economic empowerment).

The tasks involved will take at least three days per week, and the exact timings can be negotiated.

Main duties and responsibilities

Research

  • Specific technical inputs to inform ongoing research, including carrying out rapid evidence reviews, revising qualitative research tools, reviewing transcripts and drafting summaries, data coding and analysis;
  • Authoring or co-authoring research reports, policy briefs and other documents for publication;
  • Undertaking some travel overseas for research and dissemination related purposes.

General administration

  • Supporting maintaining a very large database of qualitative data;
  • Support the organising of meetings with country research teams;
  • Support with the organising of research field trips;
  • Developing presentations and related materials.

Person specification

Required:

  • Strong understanding of gender and age/adolescent dynamics in developing country contexts,
  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant social science discipline;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in producing research and policy outputs;
  • Demonstrated experience using different research methodologies;
  • Flexible attitude and strong ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to carry out rapid evidence reviews;
  • Ability to revise qualitative research tools;
  • Ability to review transcripts and make summaries;
  • Ability to review transcripts critically – to develop training tools;
  • Ability to develop and format powerpoint presentations
  • Willingness to travel, if needed.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of MENA, South Asia and East Africa contexts;
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis packages, such as MAXQDA;
  • Qualitative research field experience.

Selection process

Interested applicants should submit their CV and cover letter as to why they are suited and interested in the role, along with their availability to gage@odi.org.uk by 30th June 2018, at midnight UK time, with the subject title ‘Research Assistant.’

 

 

 

 

Terms of Reference: Communications and Publications Coordinator   

About GAGE

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed-methods longitudinal research programme exploring the gendered experiences of young people aged 10-19 years. We are following the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six focal countries, two each in Africa (Ethiopia, Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon).

GAGE aims to generate new evidence on ‘what works’ to transform the lives of adolescent girls and boys to enable them to move out of poverty and exclusion, and fast-track social change. GAGE research involves the most vulnerable adolescents, including adolescent refugees, adolescents with disabilities, those out of school, married girls and adolescent mothers.

The results will support policy and programme actors to more effectively reach adolescent girls and boys to advance their wellbeing and what is needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, including the commitment to Leave No One Behind.

The GAGE consortium, managed by the Overseas Development Institute, convenes 35 research, policy and programming partners globally and is funded by UK Aid from the UK government.

Purpose of the role

The Communications and Publications Coordinator will work to increase the impact of GAGE research with specific responsibility for supporting the communications activities of the programme. This consultancy will involve managing the development, layout, production and dissemination of key GAGE publications and uploading content to the GAGE website using the Drupal content management system. The successful consultant will have excellent communications expertise, an eye for detail to support in-house publications and website management.

The consultancy will be for three plus days per week, and exact timings can be negotiated at interview stage.

Main tasks

Project management

  • Create and maintain production schedules around communications and publications activities;
  • Manage the development of GAGE publications; working with authors and relevant stakeholders to plan and develop outputs from concept note to publication;
  • Brief and manage external suppliers, such as copy editors, translators, printers or designers; advise stakeholders on options and best practise in editing, design & printing.

Production

  • Provide quality assurance across publications, ensuring GAGE house style and brand consistency across all publication formats;
  • Maintain and curate the GAGE website, including uploading content to the GAGE website using the Drupal content management system (CMS), creating publication landing pages for new publications;
  • Layout publications using the Typefi production system and InDesign DTP software, as required.

Dissemination

  • Brief printers, obtain competitive quotes, source new suppliers, and place print orders for publications;
  • Manage hard copy distribution of GAGE publications as required, ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery to key and targeted stakeholders.

General administration and other communications tasks

  • Support with the administrative aspects of events and calendar management;
  • Support media and public affairs work, including: responding to media requests and mapping relevant stakeholders to receive publications;
  • Support digital and multimedia work, including: creating and updating website content; sourcing images for online use, handling permissions and copyright;
  • Participate in weekly communications team meetings.
  • Monitor and log impact of communications activities.

Person specification

  • A proven background in publications coordination and production, preferably for a research or academic institute or publishing house.
  • Experience of web-based communications and the maintenance of websites.
  • Practical website skills including basic HTML and experience working with different content management systems.
  • Significant publications project management and production experience, planning and managing multiple parallel publications to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining quality.
  • Experience of briefing and managing relationships with external agencies and freelancers, in particular briefing editors, designers and printers.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage and prioritise tasks.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A confident typesetter, with strong experience of DTP (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Good knowledge of social media, digital platforms and web content best practice.
  • Self-starter – ability to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion.
  • The ability to work efficiently and diplomatically with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as part of a dynamic team.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure.
  • Knowledge of and interest in adolescence, gender and international development.

Selection process

Interested applicants should submit their CV and cover letter explaining their suitability and interest in the role to gage@odi.org.uk by 30th June 2018, at midnight UK time, with the subject title ‘Comms Coordinator.’

GAGE at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

March 7, 2018

GAGE is co-hosting a number of exciting events at CSW this year. Please see below for more details on the events:

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To register for this event, please click here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXzYRD_5fhwYbVcwJ150nFy5n07cX6RoVOW6lWTMKNPbTCmQ/viewform

 

 

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Our Research Uptake and Impact Coordinator for Ethiopia, Workneh Yadete, will also be speaking at an event organised by the Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) Project:

Shifting norms for gender justice: evidence on what works

Chair

Patti Petesch, Consultant & Expert Advisor, GENNOVATE

Speakers

Workneh Yadete - Ethiopia Research & Uptake Coordinator, Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Zoe Carletide - U-Report Manager, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Christina Kwangwari - International Project Manager, Women's Rights, ActionAid International

Rachel George - Senior Research Officer, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) & Coordinator, Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) Project

Lori Michau - Co-Director, Raising Voices

Aukje te Kaat - Research Manager, Aflatoun

Description

Gender norms have risen fast up the agenda of major development actors and donors. This growing recognition is based on the premise that gender equality requires more than just parity in access to education and other services. To be truly transformative, we need a radical rethink of societies’ beliefs, behaviours and values to achieve equal access and sustainable gender justice.

Yet there is a need for better evidence on how gender norms change, the roles different actors can play, the actions they can take, and the opportunities and constraints they face. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) Project, will host a dynamic and interactive event at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on how we can shift norms for gender justice, exploring the latest evidence underpinning what works.

The event will bring together a diverse set of actors working on research projects to understand the latest evidence on harmful and discriminatory gender norms and highlight the work of NGOs and programmes working to change them. The latest learnings will be shared in the form of ‘project spotlights’ from varied contexts, with discussion and reflection on how best to apply these to inform future agendas.

To register for this event, please click here: https://www.odi.org/events/4546-shifting-norms-gender-justice-evidence-what-works 

Announcing GAGE White Rose collaborative PhD project

February 12, 2018

GAGE and the University of Leeds School of Politics and International Studies are excited to announce a new collaborative studentship with the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership, accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Please see below for more information on the project, and how to apply:

‘Leaving No Girl Behind’? Interrogating Gender Norms and Adolescent Agency in Pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Project Description

Enabling the agency of adolescent girls is central to the SDG commitment to ‘leave no one behind’. Donors are increasingly targeting interventions at 10-18 year old girls, a period considered to present risks including child and early/forced marriage, migration for livelihoods and trafficking. These myriad risks, left unchecked, result in lower educational matriculation rates, with associated ill health and well-being impacts.

Yet the focus on girls obscures two key issues. The first is norms around masculinity, with direct and indirect implications for the adolescent agency that a wide range of funded interventions seek to unleash. Secondly, gender norm change is assumed to be critical to enabling adolescent agency, with less attention paid to structural/institutional barriers in both developed and developing country contexts. The proposed doctoral research project seeks to answer the following questions in response to these concerns:

  1. Whose norms count? Why and how do global knowledge processes both shape and validate the gender norms implicit in the SDGs?
  2. How do the gender norms validated by the SDGs operate? Is it possible to facilitate South-North and South-South learning on ‘what works’ around gender norm change in the global pursuit of the SDGs?
  3. How do we engage the voices of adolescent boys and girls as they navigate gender norms and the dynamics of norm change processes in diverse contexts?

This proposal will create a partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)’s Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) Programme. GAGE is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed-methods longitudinal research and evaluation programme following the lives of around 12,000 adolescent girls and 6,000 adolescent boys in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal and Rwanda, alongside participatory research in conflict-affected regions of Lebanon and Jordan. The Director of GAGE, Dr Nicola Jones, would be part of the supervision team. In this project the student will work directly alongside the longitudinal engagement in Ethiopia, Jordon and/or Nepal, as well as the project Directorate in London.

Whilst the supervisory team has identified the core pathway as Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) – particularly given the emphasis on young people’s voices – the project itself is interdisciplinary, with research and policy implications spanning across White Rose Pathways including Security, Conflict and Justice (SCJ); Wellbeing, Health and Communities (WHC); and Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD).  The findings from the proposed doctoral project partnership have the potential to strengthen GAGE’s work and, through GAGE’s 35, multi-country partners/stakeholders, to shape wide–ranging short, medium and long–term impact pathways.

Entry Requirements

Minimum UK Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent in Development Studies, Gender Studies or related Social Science discipline. Previous experience of living and/or working/undertaking research in a developing country context would be an asset.  Familiarity or previous experience of the literature and/or practices around Education, Childhood and Youth is also desirable.

How to Apply for an ESRC WRDTP Studentship at Leeds:
  1. Applicants applying on both a +3 and 1+3 basis should first of all apply for the relevant research postgraduate programme to commence 1 October 2018 and obtain their Student ID Number;

  2. Applicants should complete the research on-line scholarship application form available at: https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/esrc-wrdtp-scholarships-collab-network-2018 by the relevant deadline. An Information Sheet with regulations, guidance notes and a link to the application form is available at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/Documents/esrc-2744.pdf

It is important that you select the correct studentship type for which you wish to apply, as this will determine the sections you will be asked to complete.

After receipt of your studentship application, the relevant School will provide further advice on your suitability for either a 1+3 or +3 studentship and advise whether you are required to apply for a Masters study place for the MA Social Research (Interdisciplinary) programme.

Full awards will cover UK/EU academic fees and a tax-free maintenance grant paid at standard Research Council rates (£14,777 in Session 2018/19) for full-time study, together with other allowances if appropriate.  EU applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.

GAGE funds world-class research on reaching and supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised adolescents 

November 22, 2017

The GAGE programme is supporting cutting-edge research on what works to reach and support the most vulnerable and marginalised adolescents through the implementation of a responsive fund. 

Five awards have been granted from the first round of the GAGE Responsive Research and Evaluation Fund (RREF), which supports world-leading policy-orientated research responding to current evidence gaps and demands around gender and adolescence from within and beyond the GAGE consortium. There will be six funding windows worth a total of £2 million over the programme’s lifetime. 

The research question for the first funding window was ‘what works to reach and support the most vulnerable and marginalised adolescents’? In committing to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States have committed to reach first those who are furthest behind. 

Now with the focus on implementation, ensuring that these commitments are translated into effective action requires a precise understanding of the most vulnerable and marginalised populations, including adolescents. 

The Awards 

The first five award recipients will conduct research in 20 different countries in Africa and South-East Asia.

  • National Influences on Violence Against Adolescent Girls: Do Progressive Gender Policies on Equity and Violence Benefit the Most Marginalized?

In this project, Kathryn Yount from Emory University and researchers from the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and Johns Hopkins University, will extend research by Lori Heise (2015) on the cross-national and multilevel drivers of intimate partner violence. This is aimed at understanding whether legislation that promotes gender-equity and freedom from violence are associated with a lower risk of violence in adolescent girls, and whether the most marginalised adolescent girls benefit equally. 

  • Supporting Academic Writing for Early Career Researchers

Laura Camfield from the University of East Anglia (UEA), alongside Ernestina Coast from LSE and Catherine Locke, also from UEA, will run a training and mentorship scheme to support a small number of researchers from GAGE core countries in writing qualitative and mixed methods papers for submission to high impact factor journals. This proposal recognises the challenges faced by early career researchers in Southern countries in relation to academic publication and the importance of this for both their own development and the quality of the GAGE evidence base. It is anticipated that the proposal will increase the skills and confidence of individual researchers in academic writing and publication, while supporting GAGE’s capacity strengthening legacy and its ambitious targets for publications by female, early career and Southern researchers and in the use of mixed methods. 

  • Linkages between child marriage, intimate partner violence (IPV) and psychological well-being in Ethiopia

Neetu John from the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) will lead a team of researchers to shed light on the lives of child brides in Ethiopia. This work will specifically focus on the impact of child marriage on psychological well-being and if the experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) influences this relationship, given the higher levels of IPV child brides often experience. Despite understanding of the circumstances of child brides, not much is known about the impact of child marriage on psychological well-being and even less is known about the mechanisms that influence psychological well-being. This information can prove critical to make a case to end the practice, and at the same time also provide useful guidance on how to reduce the negative impacts of child marriage. This study is uniquely positioned to expand understanding on how child marriage affects psychological well-being using innovative and detailed measures. 

  • Violence against Adolescent Girls in South Sudan: Trends and lessons learned for East Africa

Manuel Contreras, from the Global Women’s Institute of George Washington University (GWU), will lead a team of five researchers to examine the specific experiences of adolescent girls in conflict settings. Using a dataset collected through the UK AID-funded ‘What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls’, from three sites in South Sudan, researchers at GWU will conduct secondary data analysis with a specific focus on adolescent girls. Utilising both quantitative and qualitative datasets, researchers will identify common factors that are driving violence for this critical group and examine health-seeking behaviours and barriers to services for survivors. Findings from this research will be used to inform interventions prioritised by practitioners to reduce violence and harmful practices against adolescent girls in extremely patriarchal contexts and conflict-affected populations.

  • Understanding the experiences of adolescent girls and boys in refugee camps in Rwanda using a capability lens

Marie Francoise Umutoni, from FATE Consulting Rwanda, will work with a junior researcher to understand the experiences of adolescent boys and girls in refugee camps in Rwanda. This work will use a capability lens focusing on three themes: bodily integrity, psychosocial wellbeing and education and learning and findings will be presented to key stakeholders working with refugee children and adolescents. Umatoni says, “This research matters because there is limited qualitative information that complements the available quantitative information on refugee adolescent boys and girls in Rwanda. There are no specific policies on adolescents in Rwanda – and certainly none on adolescent refugees. However, there is a need to design child protection guidelines for refugee children using learned experiences and needs, and adopting best practices. 

The GAGE RREF is open to GAGE consortium members and organisations working in partnership with consortium members.

Past events

Webinar: Adolescent girls' resilience in times of crisis

Wednesday, October 11, 2.30-3.45pm BST

 Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 

Adolescent girls experience particular vulnerabilities following violent conflict, forced displacement and climate-induced disasters. Interventions designed to tackle the aftermath of such crises rarely take into account girls’ specific needs and vulnerabilities, particularly around psychosocial well-being. Yet by building adolescents’ emotional capacity and boosting their social networks and support services there is an opportunity to significantly enhance their resilience in the face of disasters and conflict.

On Day of the Girl Child, the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence programme convenes a webinar showcasing new programming and research on adolescent service provision and resilience measures, and discusses the most effective ways to measure progress and tackle key evidence gaps. 

Contributing chair: Dr. Nicola Jones, GAGE Director and ODI Principal Research Fellow

Speakers

  • Sophia Wanjiku Ngugi, Technical Advisor, Women's Protection and Empowerment, Violence Prevention & Response Unit, IRC Kenya
  • Dr Bassam Abu Hamad, Associate Professor, Al Quds University
  • Veera Mendonca, Regional Advisor Adolescent Development and HIV/AIDS, UNICEF Middle East & North Africa Regional Office, with contribution from Dr Shoubo Rasheed Jalal, Regional Advisor, Gender, UNICEF Middle East & North Africa Region 
  • Julie Rialet, Research and Policy Associate, Girls Not Brides

GAGE in the media 

Article: How significant were the pledges at the London Family Planning Summit?

Devex, July 26, 2017

GAGE Director Nicola Jones was quoted in this Devex article in response to the $5 billion in government and donor pledges to improve and expand reproductive health services in developing countries at the recent London Family Planning Summit: 

Nicola Jones, principal research fellow at ODI, said: “The large number of new commitments and in particular the very significant commitments by a number of developing country governments … is very encouraging.”

“However, the overall outcome appears to still fall below the $8 billion … needed to expedite and scale up progress to support all women’s and adolescent girls’ access to lifesaving family planning services,” she added.

Read the GAGE and ODI policy brief, Family Planning: The Adolescent Imperative