About the Author
Franziska Mager

Franziska Mager


Franziska is Research Assistant in the research team at Oxfam GB. She supports the team through quantitative research. Her background is in Political Science and Social Policy, with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research methods to inform decision-making.

Oxfam staff on the phone to supporters, Feb 2017. Credit: Oxfam

We’re not testing drugs but Oxfam should randomize more

Inequality, Research 0 Comments

Oxfam should expand its toolkit for understanding support for the problems we care about among the UK public, argues Franziska Mager. You might think that when it comes to research, Oxfam’s ways of working have near nothing in common with a pharmaceutical company. I argue that the one thing which our public facing teams should adopt from these companies is …

Would you care more about inequality, if you understood the scale of it?

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Inequality, Methodology 0 Comments

This podcast looks at people’s perceptions of inequality, what they care about and what they want done about it. Taken from research commissioned for Oxfam by Christopher Hoy at the Australia National University, we give an insight into how this data can be used for campaigning work. As part of Oxfam’s release of Reward Work, Not Wealth for the World Economic …

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What the iPhone has got to do with inequality

Book Banter, Inequality 0 Comments

What is the role of the state in fostering innovation and economic growth? Mariana Mazzucato’s book, The Entrepreneurial State, reveals the role of the public sector in risk taking and the development of new technology, and argues that the state should receive more of the rewards. Research Assistant Franziska Mager reviews the book for Oxfam. Why I read it This …

Heading out for a day of research in Bangui. Credit: Franziska Mager/Oxfam

Agile research in the risky realities of the Central African Republic


General, Humanitarian, Methodology, Real Geek, Research 0 Comments

Conducting research in volatile locations like the Central African Republic (CAR) requires the agility to constantly adapt. Irene Guijt and Franziska Mager report back from a recent trip with unexpected twists and turns. Conducting research in a country like the Central African Republic with chronic conflict – and around half a million internally displaced people (1/8th of the national population!) …

Running to classes at Malambo primary school, Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

Health, wealth and the great escape out of poverty

Book Banter, General, Inequality 1 Comment

Could the history of the last 250 years provide the clues to ending poverty and inequality? Angus Deaton’s book The Great Escape makes a compelling case for improving global well-being by addressing health and wealth. Franziska Mager, Research Assistant, reviews the book as part of our new Book Banter series. Book Banter Are you looking for some inspiring reading? Short …