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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. Adolescent experiences in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh

    Research reports

  2. Adolescent access to health services in fragile and conflict-affected contexts: The case of the Gaza Strip

    Journal issue/article

  3. Multi-Level Programming Aimed at Gender Norms Transformation to Improve Capabilities of Young Adolescents in Ethiopia: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial

    Toolkit/guidelines

  4. Covid-19 phone survey (round 2) in Ethiopia

    Toolkit/guidelines

  5. Betwixt and Between: Adolescent Transitions and Social Policy Lacunae in Ethiopia

    Journal issue/article

  6. Transforming gender norms through life-skills programming in rural Ethiopia: short-term impacts and emerging lessons for adaptive programming (Oromia case study)

    Research reports

  7. Transforming gender norms through life-skills programming in rural Ethiopia: short-term impacts and emerging lessons for adaptive programming (Amhara case study)

    Research reports

  8. ‘Some got married, others don’t want to attend school as they are involved in income-generation’: adolescent experiences following covid-19 lockdowns in low- and middle-income countries

    Research reports

  9. Transforming gender norms through life-skills programming in rural Ethiopia: short-term impacts and emerging lessons for adaptive programming (Afar case study)

    Research reports

  10. Exploring changing patterns in adolescents’ access to education and learning in Ethiopia: policy and programming implications from the GAGE midline findings

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. ‘My husband can go to work and I will go to my school’: exploring changing patterns in adolescents’ access to education and learning in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  12. Empowering adolescents through an integrated programming approach: exploring the effects of UNICEF’s Makani programme on Dom adolescents’ well-being in Jordan

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. ‘People consider us devils’: exploring patterns of exclusion facing adolescents with disabilities in Ethiopia

    Journal issue/article

  14. Exploring adolescent capabilities among the marginalised Dom community in Jordan

    Research reports

  15. Agency and empowerment for adolescent girls beyond Covid-19

    Event

  16. Sisterhood and beyond: keeping up momentum on feminist change

    Event

  17. Capturing the complexities of adolescent transitions through a mixed methods longitudinal research design

    Book/book chapter

  18. Human rights education in humanitarian settings: opportunities and challenges

    Other

  19. Covid-19 phone survey (round 2) in Jordan and Palestine

    Toolkit/guidelines

  20. Through their eyes: exploring the complex drivers of child marriage in humanitarian contexts

    Research reports

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