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About Us

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation programme funded by UK Aid from the UK government. It will generate and share evidence on good-practice programmes and policies to help adolescent girls in the Global South reach their full potential.

GAGE aims to understand what programmes are most effective in transforming adolescent girls’ lives. GAGE addresses key questions around programme effectiveness, focusing on the timing, intensity and duration of programmes and their ultimate legacy effects, including the extent to which they reshape gendered social norms. 

GAGE will generate unique cross-country data following girls, along with their families and peers (including boys), from early adolescence through to adulthood. Research findings will contribute to the global understanding on programme impacts and what is needed to meet the ambitious targets of Sustainable Development Goal 5, "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls". 

The Consortium

The Consortium

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GAGE Independent Advisory Group

GAGE Independent Advisory Group

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GAGE Ambassadors

GAGE Ambassadors

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Our Geographic Focus

Click on the pins on the map below to find out about countries of research focus.