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 programme exploring the gendered experiences of young people aged 10-19 years. We are following the lives of 18,000 adolescents in six focal countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Rwanda), Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal) and the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon). 

GAGE aims to generate new evidence on ‘what works’ to transform the lives of adolescent girls and boys to enable them to move out of poverty and exclusion, and fast track social change. GAGE research involves the most vulnerable adolescents including adolescent refugees, adolescents with disabilities, those out of school, married girls and adolescent mothers. 

The results will support policy and programme actors to more effectively reach adolescent girls and boys to advance their well-being and what is needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, including the commitment to 'leave no one behind'. 

The GAGE consortium, managed by the Overseas Development Institute, convenes 35 research, policy and programming partners globally and is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

The GAGE website contains more information on the programme. 


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.