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(c) Nathalie Bertrams

Gender and
Global Evidence

GAGE is the largest global study on adolescents, following 18,000 girls and boys in developing countries to understand what works to enhance adolescent capabilities and empowerment.


Explore our latest research on adolescent well-being. Based on the GAGE Conceptual Framework, our work is divided into six 'capability domains': education; health and nutrition; freedom from violence and bodily integrity; psychosocial well-being; voice and agency; and economic empowerment.

December, 2018

GAGE research design, sample and methodology

This methods brief provides an overview of i) the study’s rationale, ii) the conceptual framework and core research questions that…
December, 2018

Programming with adolescent boys to promote gender-equitable masculinities: A rigorous review

Gender-inequitable norms of masculinity are widely recognised to sustain the disempowerment of women and girls, underpinning inequalities in gender-based access…
Sughira, works at weaving silk. Credit: World Bank
October, 2018

Interventions promoting adolescent girls' economic capabilities: what works? A rapid evidence review

Addressing adolescent girls’ persistent economic disadvantage is the focus of multiple interventions for girls in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)…
Adolescent girl, with a hearing impairment, who is the head of her household in Debre Tabor, Ethiopia. Credit: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 20
July, 2018

Adolescents with disabilities: Enhancing resilience and delivering inclusive development (report)

Over the past decade there has been growing recognition that adolescence is an ‘age of opportunity’ in terms of helping…

How GAGE works

By combining quantitative and qualitative research exploring adolescents’ gendered experiences with longitudinal impact evaluations testing programme effectiveness, GAGE aims to explore what strategies are most effective in transforming adolescent girls’ and boys’ lives at specific junctures during the second decade of life.

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