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Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh

Martin is Senior Researcher at Oxfam GB. He established Oxfam's first global research network, created Oxfam's series of online research guidelines, and has organised and facilitated research training in all of the regions in which Oxfam GB works.

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What does populism mean for NGO policy and practice?

Influencing, Research 0 Comments

At the start of our Evidence for Influencing conference in October, Senior Researcher Martin Walsh presented Oxfam’s research on the politics of populism and its implications for NGO policy and practice, including the use of evidence for influencing. Here he summarises and reflects on the findings of that research, published at the end of last year as an Oxfam America Research …

"I did realise the difference between the hours men worked and the hours women worked. We thought this was natural – we thought it was what everyone was doing." Kitabe, 25, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Critical junctures and the redistribution of care work

Research, Women's Economic Empowerment 0 Comments

Women’s heavy and unequal contributions to care work are a challenge to their participation in social, economic and political life and overall wellbeing. How can project interventions change this? Senior researcher Martin Walsh reflects on the findings of two in-depth studies in Uganda and Ethiopia. One of the aims of Oxfam’s WE-Care (Women’s Economic Empowerment and Care) initiative is the …

Farmers at Ruti irrigation scheme, Gutu District, Masvingo Province (from left to right: Elastos Manyanga, Katinos Mudadi, Davison Chara, and Ipaishe Masvingise). Photo: Martin Walsh/Oxfam, December 2013

Love in the drylands, how irrigation is changing lives in Zimbabwe

Climate Change, Debating Drought, Food security, General 0 Comments

Climate change is placing increasing stress upon the livelihoods of people living in the world’s drylands. Smallholder irrigation can help improve food security in areas with unpredictable rainfall. Here Senior Researcher Martin Walsh discusses the findings from an evaluation of an Oxfam-supported irrigation scheme in Zimbabwe. Reports about irrigation schemes are typically quite dry compendia of facts and figures about intakes …

Introducing our new case studies of Oxfam’s research in practice

Methodology, Research 0 Comments

High quality research is an integral part of evidence-informed advocacy and development programming. Here Martin Walsh, Global Research Adviser, introduces our new series of case studies, starting with one about the research  behind Oxfam’s most talked-about killer fact, and another discussing a methodologically challenging impact evaluation in Pakistan.   ollowing the success of our online research guidelines, we’re launching a …