Girl Effect 'golden threads' research will create better development programmes for adolescents

A new report and webinar sheds light on designing more effective interventions on gender equality.

Developed in partnership with Robert Blum at Johns Hopkins University, Girl Effect has launched Adolescence: Age and Stage; a cutting-edge report fusing biological and cognitive science research with international development expertise to explore the distinct stages of adolescence.

During a one-hour webinar hosted by Devex in collaboration with Girl Effect, listeners are given exclusive access to the findings and hear from experts working in behavioural science and gender norms – including Girl Effect’s Gender Director, Katherine Nichol, Robert Blum and Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, of the World Health Organisation.

The study, commissioned by Girl Effect, looks at the distinct stages of adolescence and how boys and girls develop differently at each stage. It also identifies several “golden threads,” or common themes, that are true across many different contexts and informed by cognitive and behavioural science.

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