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Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Hero image description: Adolescent girl, Ethiopia, 2015 Image credit:ODI/David Walker

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year (2015-2024) mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation study. It follows the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six low- and middle-income countries in Africa (Ethiopia and Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh and Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan and Lebanon).

GAGE is generating evidence on ‘what works’ to enable adolescent girls and boys to emerge from poverty and fast-track social change for young people, their families and communities. It aims to explore what strategies are most effective in transforming girls’ and boys’ lives at specific junctures in adolescence.

The GAGE consortium, managed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), includes 35 partner organisations from around the world known for their expertise in research, policy and programming in the fields of adolescence, gender and social inclusion. GAGE is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

Visit the GAGE website for further information. 


Caroline Harper, Caroline Spencer, Fiona Samuels, Muriel Kahane, Maria Stavropoulou

Supported by

  1. Empowering adolescents through an integrated programming approach: exploring the effects of UNICEF’s Makani programme on Dom adolescents’ well-being in Jordan

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Exploring adolescent capabilities among the marginalised Dom community in Jordan

    Research reports

  3. Effective policies and programming to promote adolescent well-being: Lessons from the background papers

    Research reports

  4. Adolescent access to health services in fragile and conflict-affected contexts: The case of the Gaza Strip

    Journal issue/article

  5. Adolescent experiences in Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, Bangladesh

    Research reports

  6. Adolescent well-being in a time of crisis: assessing SDG progress during covid-19 and priorities for a resilient recovery for adolescents and youth

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Adolescent well-being in the time of covid-19

    Research reports

  8. How to maximise the impacts of cash transfers for vulnerable adolescents in Jordan

    Research reports

  9. Human rights education in humanitarian settings: opportunities and challenges


  10. Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and adolescent wellbeing: evidence from the GAGE study

    Book/book chapter

  11. Challenging power dynamics and eliciting marginalized adolescent voices through qualitative methods


  12. Social isolation and disrupted privacy: impacts of Covid-19 on adolescent girls in humanitarian contexts


  13. Constrained choices: exploring the complexities of adolescent girls’ voice and agency in child marriage decisions in Ethiopia


  14. Exploring the impacts of Covid-19 on Rohingya adolescents in Cox's Bazar: a mixed-methods study


  15. Intersecting vulnerabilities: the impacts of Covid‑19 on the psycho‑emotional lives of young people in low‑ and middle‑income countries


  16. Covid-19 phone survey (round 2) in Jordan and Palestine


  17. Use of digital technology among adolescents in the adult entertainment sector in Nepal

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Through their eyes: exploring the complex drivers of child marriage in humanitarian contexts

    Research reports