Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

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Key Information

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a nine-year mixed methods longitudinal research and evaluation program. It aims to generate and share evidence on good-practice programs and policies to help adolescent girls in the Global South reach their full potential. GAGE aims to understand what programs and at what points in the second decade of life are most effective in transforming adolescent girls’ lives. The program will generate unique cross-country data that will contribute to global understanding on the impact of existing programs. Its findings will also contribute to a broader understanding of what is needed to reach the ambitious targets of Sustainable Development Goal 5 focused on the empowerment of women and girls globally.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Nepal, Rwanda

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2015 - 2024

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

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


10 - 20

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Policy/legal environment

  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies
  • Raising awareness about existing laws/policies

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms