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

COVID-19 and the gendered impacts on adolescent wellbeing: Evidence from a cross-sectional study of ...

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.
3rd August 2022
2022-08-03 21:30:39

COVID-19, state (in)visibility and structural violence in low- and middle-income countries

The socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on adolescents and youth in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) who have migrated for work,…
28th July 2022
2022-07-28 17:31:26

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

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

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.
14th March 2022
2022-03-14 10:47:23
Young adolescent girl in Amhara, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Young adolescent girl in Amhara, Ethiopia © Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

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

Brief summarising what GAGE has learnt through longitudinal research in Ethiopia so far.
14th March 2022
2022-03-14 10:45:51
Young woman in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh © UN Women/Allison Joyce

Young woman in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh © UN Women/Allison Joyce

Adolescent lives in Cox's Bazar: what are we learning from longitudinal evidence?

Brief summarising what GAGE has learnt through longitudinal research in Cox's Bazar so far.
14th March 2022
2022-03-14 10:43:44
Adolescent boys in Wavel Camp, Lebanon © Elie Matar

Adolescent boys in Wavel Camp, Lebanon © Elie Matar

Adolescent lives in Lebanon: what are we learning from participatory evidence?

Brief summarising what GAGE has learnt through participatory research in Lebanon so far.
14th March 2022
2022-03-14 10:41:46
Adolescent Syrian girls living in Jordan © Nathalie Betrtrams/GAGE

Adolescent Syrian girls living in Jordan © Nathalie Betrtrams/GAGE

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

Brief summarising what GAGE has learnt through longitudinal research in Jordan so far.
14th March 2022
2022-03-14 10:38:16
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Intersecting Disadvantages for Married Adolescents: Life After Marriage Pre- and Post-COVID-19 in Co...

Although there is a growing evidence base on the drivers of child marriage, comparatively little is known about the…
17th February 2022
2022-02-17 15:13:18
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Compounding inequalities: Adolescent psychosocial wellbeing and resilience among refugee and host co...

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated risk-mitigation strategies have altered the social contexts in which adolescents in low- and middle-income countries…
3rd February 2022
2022-02-03 10:15:00
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent digital inclusion

Qualitative research toolkit to explore the experiences of adolescents during the covid-19 pandemic with regard to digital inclusion, with a focus on young people affected by forced displacement.
24th January 2022
2022-01-24 10:05:35
© UNICEF

© UNICEF

Tackling digital exclusion among disadvantaged adolescents in Jordan

Report on findings from a rapid assessment of UNICEF Jordan’s digital inclusion programme for vulnerable adolescents attending Makani centres aiming to help address the digital divide.
24th January 2022
2022-01-24 10:04:49
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

“Our World Is Shaking Because of Corona”: Intersecting Crises and Disrupted Life Transitions among Y...

Our article explores how intersecting crises, sociocultural norms around gender, age, household and community and broader political and economic shifts…
11th January 2022
2022-01-11 11:21:04
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2021

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Policy Brief

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activities and livelihoods all around the world. Despite increasing levels of vaccination, the coronavirus…
10th November 2021
2021-11-10 10:17:50
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Disrupted education trajectories: Exploring the effects of Covid-19 on adolescent learning and prior...

The Covid-19 pandemic delivered an unprecedented shock to education systems globally, with school closures affecting 1.6 billion children. The need…
5th November 2021
2021-11-05 12:17:39
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

The Effect Of COVID-19 on Economic Participation and Human Capital Development of Youth Living in Ur...

Young people living in urban slums face several challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying lockouts. School…
13th October 2021
2021-10-13 16:50:23
Young adolescent girls in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

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

The Gendered Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescents’ Education and School-to- Work Transitions in Banglad...

The extended closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on adolescents. This impact…
13th October 2021
2021-10-13 16:50:13
© Indu Dhungana and Sharmila Mainali/ NISER

© Indu Dhungana and Sharmila Mainali/ NISER

The effects of covid-19 on the lives of adolescent girls and young women in the adult entertainment ...

Report discussing the impact of covid-19 and the measures taken to address it on adolescent girls and women working in the adult entertainment sector.
20th September 2021
2021-09-20 10:06:56
© Paul Jeffrey with ACT Alliance

© Paul Jeffrey with ACT Alliance

Living with the Covid-19 pandemic: adolescent experiences in the State of Palestine

As elsewhere, in the State of Palestine, the burden of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality has overwhelmingly fallen on older people.
20th August 2021
2021-08-20 09:06:37
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Living with the Covid-19 pandemic: adolescent experiences in Jordan

The population of Jordan has increased rapidly over the past 10 years, with the country taking in more than a…
19th August 2021
2021-08-19 18:33:17
Girls club in Rwanda. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Girls club in Rwanda. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Agency and Empowerment for Adolescent Girls: An Intentional Approach to Policy and Programming

As national governments roll out covid response plans, an opportunity arises to recast adolescent girls’ programmes and development policies to…
15th July 2021
2021-07-15 13:57:46
Young girl in Bangladesh Ⓒ Marcella Pasotti

Young girl in Bangladesh Ⓒ Marcella Pasotti

Adolescent well-being in a time of crisis: assessing SDG progress during covid-19 and priorities for...

Policy brief using the SDG Agenda as a lens through which to view the patterning of the impacts the pandemic has had on adolescent well-being.
5th July 2021
2021-07-05 17:52:43
Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Intersecting barriers to adolescents’ educational access during COVID-19: Exploring the role of gend...

This article explores the social determinants of adolescents’ access to education during the COVID-19 pandemic in three diverse urban contexts in Bangladesh,…
5th July 2021
2021-07-05 17:40:11
Young girl and her mother in Bangladesh (c) Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Young girl and her mother in Bangladesh (c) Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Covid-19 phone survey (round 2) in Bangladesh

The GAGE covid-19 phone survey (round 2) aims to understand the knowledge, attitudes, and behavioural changes related to covid-19 of…
5th July 2021
2021-07-05 10:03:00
Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Effective policies and programming to promote adolescent well-being: Lessons from the background pap...

Paper summarising key lessons from 13 background papers prepared for a series of multi-stakeholder consultations on programming to promote adolescent well-being
8th June 2021
2021-06-08 16:47:38
Adolescent girl in Bangladesh. Photo: Marcella Pasotti/GAGE

Adolescent girl in Bangladesh. Photo: Marcella Pasotti/GAGE

Adolescent well-being in the time of covid-19

Paper reviewing emerging evidence on the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on adolescents
8th June 2021
2021-06-08 16:30:17
South Sudanese refugee girls create collages as part of a participatory workshop in Uganda. Photo©Audrey Taylor, HRC (2020)

South Sudanese refugee girls create collages as part of a participatory workshop in Uganda. Photo©Audrey Taylor, HRC (2020)

Child Marriage in Humanitarian Crises: Girls and Parents Speak Out on Risk and Protective Factors, D...

This report presents the findings of a study undertaken to provide humanitarian practitioners with the first-of-its-kind, youth-centered guidance on how to prevent and respond to child marriage in displacement settings.
19th May 2021
2021-05-19 10:07:05
© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2021

© Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2021

Covid-19 phone survey (round 2) in Ethiopia

The GAGE covid-19 phone survey (round 2) aims to understand the knowledge, attitudes, and behavioural changes related to covid-19 of…
10th May 2021
2021-05-10 08:51:07
Young adolescent girls in Chittagong, Bangladesh © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE

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

Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh

Policy brief presenting findings from rapid-response research in Dhaka to gain an understanding of vulnerable and underprivileged adolescents’ lives during the pandemic.
16th April 2021
2021-04-16 15:04:48
Adolescent girl in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams

Adolescent girl in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams

‘Some got married, others don’t want to attend school as they are involved in income-generation’: ad...

The risks and opportunities adolescents face across four low- and middle-income country contexts after lockdowns.
8th April 2021
2021-04-08 00:54:33
Shopar (19) taking care of his doves in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Shopar (19) taking care of his doves in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Revisiting the impact of covid-19 on adolescents in urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh: round 2

How adolescents and their families experienced the lockdown and income loss in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
5th March 2021
2021-03-05 00:52:21
13-year-old girl living in an ITS in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

13-year-old girl living in an ITS in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Social isolation and disrupted privacy: impacts of covid-19 on adolescent girls in humanitarian cont...

This journal article explores adolescent girls’ experiences of social isolation and lack of privacy in Bangladesh and Jordan.
10th December 2020
2020-12-10 22:47:20
Adolescent girl in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescent girl in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Ensuring no voices are left behind: the use of digital storytelling and diary-writing in times of cr...

This book connects themes of care and resilience, addressing their common concern with wellbeing.
10th December 2020
2020-12-10 10:40:16
Young adolescent girl from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DfIDe community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID

Young adolescent girl from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DfID

Exploring the impacts of covid-19 on Rohingya adolescents in Cox's Bazar: a mixed-methods study

This journal article explores how intersecting vulnerabilities faced by Rohingya adolescents in Cox's Bazar have been exacerbated by covid-19.
9th December 2020
2020-12-09 22:36:46
Adolescent girl in Bangladesh. Photo: Marcella Pasotti/GAGE

Adolescent girl in Bangladesh. Photo: Marcella Pasotti/GAGE

Adolescence in the time of covid-19: evidence from Bangladesh

The effects of COVID-19 and economic and educational disruptions on adolescent well-being in Bangladesh.
15th November 2020
2020-11-15 23:24:39
Adolescent girl in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescent girl in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 and the public health response in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh

A rapid snapshot of adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards covid-19 in Bangladesh.
27th October 2020
2020-10-27 01:29:49
13-year-old girl living in an ITS in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

13-year-old girl living in an ITS in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 and the public health response in Jordan

A rapid snapshot of adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards covid-19 in Jordan, and its impact on six capability domains.
28th September 2020
2020-09-28 23:56:15
Adolescent boy in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescent boy in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescents’ experiences of covid-19 and the public health response in urban Ethiopia

A rapid snapshot of adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards covid-19 in Ethiopia, and its impact on six capability domains.
24th September 2020
2020-09-24 12:15:59
12-year-old boy from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID

12-year-old boy from the Rohingya community in Bangladesh. Photo: Anna Dubuis/DFID

‘People won’t die due to the disease; they will die due to hunger’: exploring the impacts of covid-1...

This policy brief draws on virtual research findings and presents policy and programming implications for Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox's Bazar.
28th August 2020
2020-08-28 02:07:46
Young adolescent girl in an IDP community in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Young adolescent girl in an IDP community in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

‘I have nothing to feed my family…’: covid-19 risk pathways for adolescent girls in low- and middle-...

This report focuses on the short-term effects of covid-19 and associated lockdowns on adolescent girls and boys in LMICs.
12th August 2020
2020-08-12 02:22:11
Adolescent boys in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescent boys in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under covid-19: the case of street-connected youth and young p...

This brief focuses on the impact of covid-19 on youth who are street connected or involved in commercial sex work in Ethiopia.
11th August 2020
2020-08-11 08:27:28
Adolescent girl in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Adolescent girl in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under covid-19: the case of youth living with HIV

This policy brief focuses on the impact of covid-19 on youth living with HIV in Ethiopia.
11th August 2020
2020-08-11 05:12:12
An adolescent girl in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

An adolescent girl in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under covid-19: the case of domestic workers

This brief focuses on the impact of covid-19 on domestic workers in Ethiopia.
11th August 2020
2020-08-11 05:06:57
An adolescent girl who is blind in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

An adolescent girl who is blind in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under covid-19: the case of youth with disabilities

This policy brief focuses on the impact of covid-19 on youth with physical and visual disabilities in Ethiopia.
11th August 2020
2020-08-11 05:00:09
An adolescent boy working as a metal worker in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

An adolescent boy working as a metal worker in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2020

Experiences of vulnerable urban youth under covid-19: the case of youth working in factories and ind...

This policy brief focuses on the impact of covid-19 on youth working in factories in Ethiopia.
11th August 2020
2020-08-11 04:55:26
Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Life skills for adolescent girls in the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidance on how to align the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of essential life skills programming for girls.
11th August 2020
2020-08-11 01:48:52
15-year-old girl who was married when she was 12 in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

15-year-old girl who was married when she was 12 in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Child marriage risks in the context of covid-19 in Ethiopia

This policy brief explores the short-term effects of the pandemic and resulting policy response on adolescents’ risks of child marriage in Ethiopia.
29th July 2020
2020-07-29 23:48:10
Adolescent girl in Bangladesh. Photo: Marcella Pasotti/GAGE

Adolescent girl in Bangladesh. Photo: Marcella Pasotti/GAGE

Exploring the impact of covid-19 on adolescents in urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This policy brief draws on findings from qualitative interviews with adolescents in the context of covid-19 from three sites in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
29th June 2020
2020-06-29 00:55:45
Family in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Family in Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Covid-19 phone survey (round 1)

Covid-19 phone survey (round 1) aims to understand the knowledge, attitudes, and behavioural changes related to covid-19 of adolescents.
11th June 2020
2020-06-11 01:28:29
Adolescent Syrian girl in an informal tented settlement in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent Syrian girl in an informal tented settlement in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

GAGE virtual research toolkit: qualitative research with young people on their covid-19 experiences

An overview of the virtual qualitative research tools we're using to understand young people’s experiences under covid-19.
11th June 2020
2020-06-11 01:14:11

Adolescent boy in Palestine in 2015. Photo: Paul Jeffery/ACT Alliance

Exploring the impact of covid-19 on adolescents in the Gaza Strip

This policy brief draws on interviews with vulnerable young people in Gaza to understand the compounded effects of the pandemic and the pre-existing economic and political crisis.
4th June 2020
2020-06-04 02:04:51
Syrian girl in Lebanon. Photo: Kate Holt/EU ECHO

Syrian girl in Lebanon. Photo: Kate Holt/EU ECHO

Double crisis: effects of a pandemic and economic crisis on Lebanon’s most vulnerable adolescents

This policy brief draws on interviews with vulnerable young people in Lebanon to understand the compounded effects of the pandemic and the pre-existing economic and political crisis.
19th May 2020
2020-05-19 02:37:56
Adolescent married girl in an informal tented settlement in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Adolescent married girl in an informal tented settlement in Jordan. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Exploring the impacts of covid-19 on adolescents in Jordan’s refugee camps and host communities

This policy brief shares emerging findings from interviews with adolescents in Jordan in the context of covid-19.
5th May 2020
2020-05-05 01:15:56
Young adolescent girl herding cattle in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Young adolescent girl herding cattle in Amhara, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Exploring adolescents' experiences and priorities in Ethiopia under covid-19

Emerging findings from interviews with adolescents in Ethiopia in the context of covid-19.
27th April 2020
2020-04-27 02:30:02