Teff farming in ethiopia


Our experience covers themes such as adolescence, gender-based violence, household dynamics, women’s empowerment, voice and agency.

Woman and children

Gender is a cross-cutting theme in all research and data collection conducted by Laterite.  Our team has direct experience in topics such as adolescence, gender-based violence, household dynamics, women’s empowerment, voice and agency. We also have experience with measuring gender-related household, systems, and organizational outcomes through evaluations in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, child development and education, and we have conducted research on how gender affects the design or effectiveness of a policy or program.

We can also advise organizations on how to integrate a gender lens in all their work, from design to impact evaluations.

Our gender-focused work

Measuring women’s empowerment

We’ve conducted numerous surveys with Pro-WEAI and WEAI modules to measure women’s empowerment in agricultural households. Topics include decision-making, time use, control over assets and income, access to information, and more. We’ve also developed a training for organizations interested in applying the WEAI.

MEL systems for gender

We’ve supported organizations on the collection and monitoring of gender data, including trainings on gender-sensitive data collection, gender indicators, gender analyses, and designing MEL systems to collect gender-disaggregated information. We’ve also developed a diagnostic tool to score an organization on their ‘mainstreaming’ of gender.

Intersection of gender and nutrition

Gender and nutrition are complementary themes that are often looked at together. We’ve supported a 5-year engagement (IGNITE) which looked at these themes together and have worked on numerous research studies that involved the collection of gender and nutrition data together, like women’s minimum dietary diversity or the global diet quality score.

Summary of our IGNITE research

Youth adolescence

Longitudinal survey of adolescents

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) is a large-scale longitudinal study that aims to collect data to generate 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. Laterite is GAGE’s quantitative research partner in Ethiopia and is working with GAGE on a large-scale survey of 10,000 boys and girls. Topics include health and wellbeing, education, voice and agency, and economic empowerment. We also worked with GAGE on a pilot focused on exploring the role of adolescent empowerment programming in Rwanda.