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Nicola Jones

Principal Research Fellow

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, ODI MED

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Research reports

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  7. Handbook on Social Protection Systems

    Book/book chapter

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

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

    Journal issue/article

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

    Research reports

  12. 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

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

    Journal issue/article

  14. ‘The School Was Closed, So When They Brought Me A Husband I Couldn’t Say No’: Exploring the Gendered Experiences of Child Marriage Amongst Adolescent Girls and Boys in Ethiopia

    Journal issue/article

  15. Supporting resilience among young people at risk of child abuse in Ethiopia: The role of social system alignment

    Journal issue/article

  16. Finding the Hard to Reach: A Mixed Methods Approach to Including Adolescents with Disabilities in Survey Research

    Book/book chapter

  17. Adolescents in Humanitarian Crisis

    Book/book chapter

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

    Research reports

  19. Adolescent well-being in the time of covid-19

    Research reports

  20. Promoting Ethiopian women’s economic rights by addressing the antecedents of gender inequality in adolescence

    Book/book chapter

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