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Tam O'Neil

Research Fellow

Portrait of Tam O'Neil
<p>Tam specialises in the politics of governance and institutional reform in sub-Saharan Africa and in women&rsquo;s empowerment.</p>

Tam specialises in the politics of governance and institutional reform in sub-Saharan Africa, and in women’s empowerment. Her recent research areas include parliaments and political participation, legal empowerment, and local governance and service delivery. Tam has participated in several large-scale thematic evaluations and policy reviews. She was also one of the managers of a two-year project to support Dutch Embassies to carry out applied political economy analysis (Strategic Governance and Corruption Assessments).

  1. Putting #adaptdev into practice on gender, conflict, health and learning

  2. Using adaptive development to support feminist action

    Research reports

  3. Women and power: overcoming barriers to leadership and influence

    Research reports

  4. Women and power: representation and influence in Malawi's parliament

    Research reports

  5. The power to decide: women, decision-making and gender equality

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Record gains for women in UK election, but only quotas can bring gender parity

  7. Women’s voice and leadership: assessing the evidence

    Research reports

  8. Support to women and girls’ leadership: a rapid review of the evidence

    Research reports

  9. Do digital information and communications technologies increase the voice and influence of women and girls?

    Research reports

  10. Doing legal empowerment differently: learning from pro-poor litigation in Bangladesh

    Research reports

  11. Parliamentary strengthening: our verdict on the International Development Committee report

  12. Progress on women's empowerment: from technical fixes to political action

    Working papers

  13. The politics of legal empowerment: legal mobilisation strategies and implications for development

    Research reports

  14. Delivering services in Malawi: what prospects after the elections?


  15. Will the new government and local councils improve service delivery in Malawi?

  16. Women's participation in peace and security: normative ends, political means

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Fragmented governance and local service delivery in Malawi

    Research reports

  18. The contribution of UN women to increasing women's leadership and participation in peace and security and in humanitarian response

    Research reports

  19. Making sense of the politics of delivery: our findings so far

    Research reports

  20. Mind the gap: lessons learnt and remaining challenges in parliamentary development assistance

    Research reports