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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.

Photo: Two adolescent girls from a pastoralist community in Afar, Ethiopia. Credit: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE ©.


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.
Group of women and girls in Afar. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

Group of women and girls in Afar. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE 2019

May, 2019

Adolescent well-being in Ethiopia: exploring gendered capabilities, contexts and change strategies

Baseline synthesis report exploring adolescent girls’ and boys’ experiences in Ethiopia as they transition from early adolescence through puberty and into early adulthood.

Photo: A ten-year-old adolescent girl with her family, in Afar, Ethiopia. © Nathalie Bertrams / GAGE 2018

March, 2019

Achieving social protection for all adolescents: how can a gender norms lens support more effective programming?

Why upholding the promise of the SDGs' ‘leave no one behind’ agenda will necessitate adopting a wider perspective on adolescents’ well-being.

Photo: Father and son in Ethiopia. Credit: David Walker/Overseas Development Institute.

December, 2018

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

A rigorous review brings together evidence of the impacts, challenges and potential of programmes that work with young and older adolescent boys.

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.

Upcoming events

4 Jun
Women Deliver
The Fueling Station, Vancouver, Canada
14:15-15:15 (GMT -7:00)