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Nicola Jones

Principal Research Fellow

  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
  • ODI Europe
Portrait of Nicola Jones

Nicola is the Director of the DFID-funded nine-year global mixed methods Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence research programme. Her expertise lies in the intersection of gender, age and social inclusion and social protection. She has conducted a wide range of policy research projects in East Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including recent mixed methods studies on child marriage in Ethiopia, gender-based violence in South Asia and cash transfers to support Palestine and Syrian refugees.

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. Climate Risks and Truncated Opportunities: How Do Environmental Challenges Intersect with Economic and Social Disadvantages for Rohingya Adolescents in Bangladesh?

    Journal issue/article

  2. Making the “Unthinkable” Thinkable: Fostering Sustainable Development for Youth in Ethiopia’s Lowlands

    Journal issue/article

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Adolescent lives in Bangladesh: what are we learning from longitudinal evidence?

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Rethinking climate change through a gender and adolescent lens in Ethiopia

    Journal issue/article

  9. Intersecting Disadvantages for Married Adolescents: Life After Marriage Pre- and Post-COVID-19 in Contexts of Displacement

    Journal issue/article

  10. ‘We Have No Hope for Anything’: Exploring Interconnected Economic, Social and Environmental Risks to Adolescents in Lebanon

    Journal issue/article

  11. Compounding inequalities: Adolescent psychosocial wellbeing and resilience among refugee and host communities in Jordan during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Journal issue/article

  12. Tackling digital exclusion among disadvantaged adolescents in Jordan

    Research reports

  13. Adolescent digital inclusion

    Toolkit/guidelines

  14. Exploring the diversity of FGM/C practices in Ethiopia. Drivers, experiences and opportunities for social norm change

    Research reports

  15. “Our World Is Shaking Because of Corona”: Intersecting Crises and Disrupted Life Transitions among Young People in Ethiopia and Jordan Pre- and Post-COVID-19

    Journal issue/article

  16. Social protection and gender equality outcomes across the lifecycle

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. 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

  19. 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

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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