• R Research Project/Report/Study

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Key Information

Tackling gender inequality is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It has now been recognised world-over for the critical role it plays towards ending poverty. To achieve this, accurate data and insights are required to understand the challenges facing girls. TEGA is a mobile based, peer-to-peer research app used by some of the world’s leading development organisations to provide safer, faster, more scalable and authentic research around the world. TEGA empowers adolescent girls aged 16-24 to conduct interview research within their own communities - including with men and boys. This unique approach unlocks the open and honest conversations that might otherwise be lost or not included when collecting data in traditional ways. Insights collected by TEGAs help organisations better understand the reality of girls’ lives, meaning better designed, more targeted development programmes that have real impact. Co-created with girls, TEGA integrates technology that can operate in places with poor network connection. It has fast translation capabilities, data encryption and rapid emergency response to ensure the safety and data protection of all participants.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


North America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bangladesh, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Meets gender-transformative education criteria from the TES  


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Other
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


16 - 24

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Community leaders
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization
  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms