Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

November 2015 to December 2024

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. 


Adolescent economic empowerment in Ethiopia

Research reports and studies | May 2019 | Nicola Jones, Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Megan Devonald, Eric Neumeister, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Abreham Iyasu and Workneh Yadete
Adolescents’ economic aspirations and the aspirations of parents for their adolescent children in Ethiopia.

Adolescent education and learning in Ethiopia

Research reports and studies | May 2019 | Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Joan Hicks, Sarah Baird, Workneh Yadete and Tassew Woldehanna
Adolescents’ perceptions of and experiences with accessing education and learning services in Ethiopia.

Adolescent bodily integrity and freedom from violence in Ethiopia

Research reports and studies | May 2019 | Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Sarah Baird, Joan Hicks, Guday Emirie, Workneh Yadete, Yitayew Alemayehu, Bezawit Bekele and Elshaday Kifle Woldevesus
Adolescents’ experiences and perceptions of age-, sexual- and gender-based violence in Ethiopia.

GAGE baseline qualitative research tools

Toolkits | December 2018 | Nicola Jones, Laura Camfield, Ernestina Coast, Fiona Samuels, Bassam Abu Hamad, Workneh Yadete, Wafaa Amayreh, Kifah Bani Odeh, Jude Sajdi, Sabina Rashid, Maheen Sultan, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and Agnieszka Malachowska
This current set of tools reflects the collective learning among senior and junior researchers in the GAGE consortium.

Adolescent girls in Lebanon: the state of the evidence

Bibliography and literature reviews | December 2017 | Elizabeth Presler-Marshall, Nicola Jones and Ingrid Gercama
This situation analysis synthesises what is known about the capabilities of adolescent girls, including Palestine and Syrian refugees, living in Lebanon.

Family planning: the adolescent imperative

Briefing papers | July 2017 | Nicola Jones and Elizabeth Presler-Marshall
Ahead of the Family Planning Summit 2017, this briefing argues that the global response to family planning must put adolescent girls at its centre.