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Data archiving

School parliament in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Photo: Nathalie Bertrams/GAGE

Gender and Adolescent: Global Evidence (GAGE) quantitative datasets from the baseline study with core respondents and their care givers from Bangladesh (Dhaka) and Ethiopia are publicly archived and available to download from the UK Data Archive.  The datasets are accompanied by the documentation and questionnaires for each survey round.

The survey documentation is available on the baseline study documentation page.

The survey documentation is available on the baseline study documentation page.

The fieldwork for these two baseline surveys was completed in February 2018 with data archived in March 2020.

Using our data

Users are required to register and apply for a password with the UK Data Service and sign a confidentiality agreement before they can access the data. We also ask that users inform the UK Data Archive and the GAGE programme of any analysis or publications resulting from their work with the dataset.  If you use the GAGE data in any publication, please follow UK Data Service and use the following acknowledgement:

The data used in this publication come from Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), a nine-year longitudinal research programme generating evidence on what works to transform the lives of adolescent girls in the Global South (www.gage.odi.org.uk). GAGE is funded by UK aid from the Department for International Development (DFID). The views expressed here are those of the author(s). They are not necessarily those of GAGE, DFID or other funders.’

Please use the following citations when referencing our studies:

Muz, J., Ashraful Haque, M., Jones, N., Baird, S. (2020). Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence: Bangladesh-Dhaka Baseline, 2017-2018. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8594, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8594-1

Hicks, J., Woldehanna, T., Jones, N., Baird, S. (2020). Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence: Ethiopia Baseline, 2017-2018. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8597, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8597-1

Details of the citation and acknowledgement are also available on the relevant UKDS GAGE Baseline Study documentation page.

Our qualitative data

Datasets from our longitudinal qualitative research are not archived in the same way as the survey data because of concerns around confidentiality. If you have questions, please contact GAGE at gage@odi.org.uk.

Protecting the confidentiality of our study children and sites

As part of our ethical commitments, we have guaranteed to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of our study sites and respondents. GAGE is committed to the highest ethical standards to ensure that the vulnerable young people with whom we work are not harmed by our research, and that their rights are protected.

Our approach to ethics is based on DFID’s (2011) Ethics Principles for Research and Evaluation, the Economic and Social Research Council (2015) Framework for Research Ethics, the OECD (2011) Fragile States Principles, and the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on researching violence against women and children (2005).


We are in the process of cleaning the next sets of data to be released by GAGE through the UK Data Service, namely baseline data from the Bangladesh Cox’s Bazaar Panel Study (CBPS) and the GAGE baseline studies in Jordan and Nepal. We will also be fast tracking data archiving for the virtual research in relation to the coronavirus pandemic to support global efforts in capturing the impact of the virus across a wide range of communities in low- and middle-income settings.