Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

November 2015 to December 2024

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation study. It follows the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six low- and middle-income countries in Africa (Ethiopia and Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh and Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan and Lebanon).

GAGE is generating evidence on ‘what works’ to enable adolescent girls and boys to emerge from poverty and fast-track social change for young people, their families and communities. It aims to explore what strategies are most effective in transforming girls’ and boys’ lives at specific junctures in adolescence.

The GAGE consortium, managed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), includes 35 partner organisations from around the world known for their expertise in research, policy and programming in the fields of adolescence, gender and social inclusion. GAGE is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

Visit the GAGE website for further information. 

Outputs

GAGE virtual research toolkit: qualitative research with young people on their Covid-19 experiences

Toolkits | June 2020 | Agnieszka Małachowska, Nicola Jones, Bassam Abu Hamad, Tahgreed Al Abbadi, Wafa Al Almaireh, Sarah Alheiwidi, Kifah Bani Odeh, Areham Iyasu, Yitagesu Gebre, Kiya Gezahegne, Silvia Guglielmi, Khadija Mitu, Kate Pincock, Sabina Rashid, Marcel Saleh, Maheen Sultan, Kassahun Tilahun, Fitsum Workneh, Workneh Yadete and Sally Youssef
An overview of the virtual qualitative research tools GAGE are using to understand young people’s experiences under Covid-19.
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Covid-19 phone survey (round 1)

Toolkits | June 2020 | Sarah Baird, Agnieszka Małachowska and Nicola Jones
Covid-19 phone survey (round 1) aims to understand the knowledge, attitudes and behavioural changes related to Covid-19 of adolescents.
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Jordan baseline survey 2017/18

Toolkits | February 2020 | Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Nicola Jones, Kelly Kilburn, Agnieszka Małachowska, Jennifer Muz and the GAGE Consortium
Questionnaires developed for the GAGE baseline data collection in 2017/2018 in Jordan.
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Bangladesh baseline survey 2017/18

Toolkits | January 2020 | Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Nicola Jones, Jennifer Muz and the GAGE Consortium
Questionnaires developed specifically for the GAGE baseline data collection in 2017/2018 in Bangladesh.
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Ethiopia baseline survey 2017/18

Toolkits | January 2020 | Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Nicola Jones, Jennifer Muz and the GAGE Consortium
Questionnaires developed for the GAGE baseline data collection in 2017/2018 in Ethiopia.
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GAGE conceptual framework: second edition

Research reports and studies | January 2020 | Nicola Jones and the GAGE Consortium
The second edition of the conceptual framework takes a holistic approach to the interconnectedness of capabilities, change strategies and contexts.
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Leave no one behind: married girls in Jordan

Briefing papers | July 2019 | Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird with Agnieszka Malachowska
This policy brief analyses a survey on girls at risk of child marriage, and already married or divorced in Jordan.
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Adolescents in Jordan: health, nutrition and WASH

Briefing papers | July 2019 | Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird with Agnieszka Malachowska
This policy brief analyses adolescents' access to health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation related information, services and supplies in Jordan.
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Adolescents in Jordan: education and learning

Briefing papers | July 2019 | Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird with Agnieszka Malachowska
This policy brief highlights the fragility of adolescents’ high educational aspirations in host and refugee communities in Jordan.
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Adolescents in Jordan: psychosocial well-being

Briefing papers | July 2019 | Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird with Agnieszka Malachowska
Findings highlight the vulnerability of young people in Jordan and suggest there is scope to do more to foster good mental health.
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Adolescent economic empowerment in Ethiopia

Research reports and studies | May 2019 | Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Megan Devonald, Eric Neumeister, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Abreham Iyasu and Workneh Yadete
Adolescents’ economic aspirations and the aspirations of parents for their adolescent children in Ethiopia.
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Adolescent education and learning in Ethiopia

Research reports and studies | May 2019 | Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Joan Hicks, Sarah Baird, Workneh Yadete and Tassew Woldehanna
Adolescents’ perceptions of and experiences with accessing education and learning services in Ethiopia.
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Adolescent bodily integrity and freedom from violence in Ethiopia

Research reports and studies | May 2019 | Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Guday Emirie, Workneh Yadete, Yitayew Alemayehu, Bezawit Bekele and Elshaday Kifle Woldevesus
Adolescents’ experiences and perceptions of age-, sexual- and gender-based violence in Ethiopia.
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GAGE baseline qualitative research tools

Toolkits | December 2018 | Nicola Jones, Laura Camfield, Ernestina Coast, Fiona Samuels, Bassam Abu Hamad, Workneh Yadete, Wafaa Amayreh, Kifah Bani Odeh, Jude Sajdi, Sabina Rashid, Maheen Sultan, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Agnieszka Malachowska
This current set of tools reflects the collective learning among senior and junior researchers in the GAGE consortium.
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Adolescent girls in Lebanon: the state of the evidence

Bibliography and literature reviews | December 2017 | Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Nicola Jones and Ingrid Gercama
This situation analysis synthesises what is known about the capabilities of adolescent girls, including Palestine and Syrian refugees, living in Lebanon.
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Family planning: the adolescent imperative

Briefing papers | July 2017 | Nicola Jones and Elizabeth Presler-Marshall
Ahead of the Family Planning Summit 2017, this briefing argues that the global response to family planning must put adolescent girls at its centre.
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