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Nicola Jones

Principal Research Fellow

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, ODI MED, ODI Europe

Portrait of Nicola Jones

Nicola has a PhD in Political Science and specialises in research and advisory work on gender, childhood and youth, social policy and social protection. She has carried out work for a range of funders (AusAID, DFID, EU, FAO, UNICEF, UNDP, IDRC, GAVI Alliance, Oak Foundation, Plan International, Save the Children, UN Women and the World Bank) and her country expertise is broad, having worked in East and West Africa, Asia, Latin America and more recently in the MENA region. Nicola is currently Co-Director of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme, a nine-year DFID-funded longitudinal research programme building knowledge on good-practice programmes and policies that support adolescent girls in the Global South to reach their full potential. She has published widely including six books, more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as reports, policy briefs and short communication pieces.

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Research reports

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  14. Handbook on Social Protection Systems

    Book/book chapter

  15. Adolescent economic empowerment in Ethiopia: implications for policy and programming from the GAGE midline data

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. ‘We suffer to survive’: Exploring adolescent opportunities and challenges in securing decent work and the foundations for economic empowerment in Ethiopia

    Research reports

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

    Journal issue/article

  18. How to maximise the impacts of cash transfers for vulnerable adolescents in Jordan

    Research reports

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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