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

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Written by Nicola Jones

Image credit:Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

This report synthesises findings from the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme’s midline data collection in Ethiopia, which took place in late 2019/ early 2020 (prior to the pandemic and the conflict in Tigray), to explore patterns in Ethiopian adolescents’ psychosocial well-being. Paying careful attention to similarities and differences between groups of adolescents and youth with different characteristics – girls and boys, those living in cities versus those in rural areas, those living in different regions (Afar, Amhara and Oromia), and those who are especially vulnerable due to disability, child marriage or displacement – we investigate how young people’s personal and social resources interact to support their happiness and satisfaction with life.

Authors: Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Rebecca Dutton, Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird, Tassew Woldehanna, Workneh Yadete with Tsinu Amdeselassie, Guday Emirie, Yitagesu Gebreyehu, Kiya Gezahegne, Abreham Iyasu and Fitsum Workneh