Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a 9-years research program that explores the role of social norms around adolescents’ well being with a focus on adolescent girls. Adolescence is critical to development, but young people must be supported and empowered to reach their full potential. This research aims to identify what interventions, at which phase of life and sequence work best to maximize their capabilities and shape their own futures. There are two ongoing research under this project:
Adolescent Girls in Adult Entertainment Sector (AGES): Adolescent girls working in the adult entertainment sector (AES) are amongst the most vulnerable adolescent populations. The research uses qualitative methods and ethnography to explore such underlying gendered norms that drive adolescent girls into commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), impact on their well-being, education and learning prospectus and inter linkages between internal and international trafficking.
Evaluation of impact of Adolescent programme (GAGE World Vision): This project looks at the impact of adolescent focused training "Rupantaran". The research has a baseline and an end-line component and looks at both control and beneficiary adolescent boys and girls as well as parents.
The UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ) unpacks the complex and multi-dimensional relationships between migration and inequality in the context of the Global South.The Hub addresses currently intractable problem of how to ensure that South-South migration (SSM) reduces inequalities and contributes to delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDGs (no poverty), (gender equality), (decent work and economic growth) and (reduced inequality). The Hub's overarching objective is to establish an interdisciplinary, evidence-based understanding of the multidimensional relationships between SSM, inequality and development. This will ensure that policy makers, international organisations, donors and local communities are able to implement policies which harness the development potential associated with SSM for individuals, households and countries in the Global South.