To create meaningful change for girls we need to close the global gender data gap

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: A groundbreaking girl-led research solution

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.

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Uncovering powerful new insights about those living in hard to reach communities

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.

TEGA approach

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.
Through the app, TEGAs conduct a range of different research methods to support programmes:

Formative research

TEGAs can confidently conduct interviews with girls, boys, adults and community leaders, revealing candid information to help understand issues or inform programme and product design.


Concept & creative testing

TEGAs can instantly capture reactions and feedback insights into the design process. This allows for programmes to be adapted in real-time, rather than once they are finished.


Monitoring & evaluation

TEGAs collects qualitative and quantitative data, putting them in a unique position to regularly provide insights to improve the quality of programmes.

Slide 183 qualified TEGAs are now collecting authentic insights into their communities Slide TEGA networks are live in Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh and the USA 7 countries Slide interviews have been conducted through TEGAs, informing programmes that have impacted over 18 million girls and their communities Over 17,000

TEGA awards & endorsements

TEGA has won multiple awards and endorsements for its innovative research methodology and technology.

‘Best Innovation’ by the Market Research Society in 2016

Honorable mention in ‘Social Good’ category of Innovation by Design awards

Published by MIT D-Lab as a leading example of Lean Research practice

Springster Partnerships

TEGA works in partnership with and is supported through grants from some of the biggest actors to design better, more targeted development and community programmes for the greatest possible impact:

Empowering girls with employable skills for their futures

Building girls’ voice and leadership through innovative research

Using authentic insight to deliver effective support to displaced girls and women

Using authentic insight to help girls access modern contraception

Leveraging TEGA to improve educational outcomes for America’s youth

Improving knowledge and practices towards nutrition for adolescent girls

Breaking down negative attitudes and behaviours that prevent girls accessing life-saving vaccines

Implementing, supporting and strengthening TEGA networks in India

Increasing demand for health services by empowering girls

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