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Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Hero image description: Adolescent girl, Ethiopia, 2015 Image credit:ODI/David Walker

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation study. It follows the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six low- and middle-income countries in Africa (Ethiopia and Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh and Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan and Lebanon).

GAGE is generating evidence on ‘what works’ to enable adolescent girls and boys to emerge from poverty and fast-track social change for young people, their families and communities. It aims to explore what strategies are most effective in transforming girls’ and boys’ lives at specific junctures in adolescence.

The GAGE consortium, managed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), includes 35 partner organisations from around the world known for their expertise in research, policy and programming in the fields of adolescence, gender and social inclusion. GAGE is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

Visit the GAGE website for further information. 

Staff

Caroline Harper, Caroline Spencer, Fiona Samuels, Muriel Kahane, Maria Stavropoulou

Supported by

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  3. Intersecting barriers to adolescents’ educational access during COVID-19: Exploring the role of gender, disability and poverty

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

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  5. The Impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Policy Brief

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  6. Disrupted education trajectories: Exploring the effects of Covid-19 on adolescent learning and priorities for “building back better” education systems in Ethiopia

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  7. The Effect Of COVID-19 on Economic Participation and Human Capital Development of Youth Living in Urban Slums in Bangladesh

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

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  9. Adolescents in protracted displacement: exploring risks of age- and gender-based violence among Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and the State of Palestine

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

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

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

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  13. ‘I Wish Someone Would Ask Me Questions’: The Unheard Voices of Adolescents with Disabilities in Jordan

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  14. Adolescents, youth and the SDGs: what can we learn from the current data?

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  15. No One Left Behind: Using Mixed-Methods Research to Identify and Learn from Socially Marginalised Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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  16. Handbook on Social Protection Systems

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  17. Intersectionality as a Framework for Understanding Adolescent Vulnerabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries: Expanding Our Commitment to Leave No One Behind

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

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