Dr Una Murray

Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
E: una.murray@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Una Murray has over twenty-five years of international experience working on development issues with a strong track record of publishing. Una works more broadly as an Evaluator and Consultant across a wide range of United Nations organisations, focusing on topics such as migration, labour and gender across a range of sectors (agriculture, migration, environment, climate change etc). She previously worked as a Lecturer in University College Cork (UCC) in international development and lectures on a number of NUI Galway Masters programs – e.g. the Masters in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security; the MA in Gender, Rights and Globalisation; and the Masters in Environment and Society. Una has also taught on a MA in Rural Development at two universities in Ethiopia, and has a range of international development publications.  

Una is evaluating the institutional response of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to climate change. In 2019, Una worked with UNDP on their Climate Change National Determined Contribution (NDC) Support Programme, and facilitated a key Global Gender Workshop on the NDC Process, whilst also working on the strategy for the gender component of the NDC programme.  Una recently led a team conducting a formative evaluation of UNICEF’s response to migrant children in the Horn of Africa, including how their humanitarian and development responses can overlap.  

When working with FAO in the 1990s, she has worked on socio-economic and gender issues in Asia and Africa and since then she has had a focus on social inclusion, social protection, migration, labour issues, institutions, and capacity development, particularly in the agriculture sector. She has worked for bilateral agencies, including on social protection for Irish Aid’s policy unit, developed an topic guide on rural women’s empowerment for DFID, and a gender baseline evaluation for Finland’s aid program. Una has also worked a number of projects in Laos, Thailand, Malawi and the Philippines. She has led evaluations for many other agencies (ILO, FAO, UNECE).

Research Interests

Migration, 
Poverty Reduction and Social Protection
Climate change adaptation and mitigation
Policy Processes
Evaluation methodologies, Theories of Change
Labour, including Child Labour
Gender, Gender and Institutions


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2021) 'The forgotten half: Men’s influence over cookstove adoption decisions in Northern Kenya'
Ochieng, C. A., Murray, U., Owuor, J., & Spillane, C. (2021) 'The forgotten half: Men’s influence over cookstove adoption decisions in Northern Kenya'. Energy Research & Social Science, 74 [Details]
(2020) 'Fit for Measure? Evaluation in Community Development'
Oonagh Mc Ardle, Una Murray (2020) 'Fit for Measure? Evaluation in Community Development'. Community Development Journal, 4 (12) [Details]
(2013) 'Rural Child Labour: Views of Extension Agents in Ethiopia'
Una Murray (2013) 'Rural Child Labour: Views of Extension Agents in Ethiopia'. Journal Of Agricultural Education & Extension, 19 (5) [Details]
(2020) 'Climate smart agriculture extension: gender disparities in agroforestry knowledge acquisition'
Duffy, C,Toth, G,Cullinan, J,Murray, U,Spillane, C (2020) 'Climate smart agriculture extension: gender disparities in agroforestry knowledge acquisition'. Climate And Development, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Integrating gender into index-based agricultural insurance: a focus on South Africa'
Born, L,Spillane, C,Murray, U (2019) 'Integrating gender into index-based agricultural insurance: a focus on South Africa'. Development In Practice, 29 :409-423 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Smallholder Farmers and Climate Smart Agriculture: Technology and Labor-productivity Constraints amongst Women Smallholders in Malawi'
Murray, U,Gebremedhin, Z,Brychkova, G,Spillane, C (2016) 'Smallholder Farmers and Climate Smart Agriculture: Technology and Labor-productivity Constraints amongst Women Smallholders in Malawi'. Gender Technology & Development, 20 :117-148 [DOI] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2019) Report: UNDP Global Gender Workshop on NDC Planning for Implementation.
Una Murray (2019) Report: UNDP Global Gender Workshop on NDC Planning for Implementation. New York: UNDP. [Details]
(2012) Farmer-centered Participatory Approaches for Research: A Resource Book.
Una Murray (2012) Farmer-centered Participatory Approaches for Research: A Resource Book. Ethiopia: Irish Aid, Ethiopia. [Details]
(2009) Give Girls A Chance: Tackling child labour, a key to the future.
Una Murray, Patrick Quinn (2009) Give Girls A Chance: Tackling child labour, a key to the future. Geneva: International Labour Office. [Details]
(2005) Gender Equality and Child Labour: A participatory tool for facilitators.
Anita Amorim, Una Murray Ségolène Samouiller, Sandhya Badrinath (2005) Gender Equality and Child Labour: A participatory tool for facilitators. Geneva: ILO. [Details]
(2004) Girl child labour in agriculture, domestic work and sexual exploitation.
Anita Amorim, Una Murray, John Bland (2004) Girl child labour in agriculture, domestic work and sexual exploitation. Geneva: International Labour Office. [Details]
(2004) A comparative analysis: Girl child labour in agriculture, domestic work and sexual exploitation - The cases of Ghana, Ecuador and the Philippines.
Una Murray (2004) A comparative analysis: Girl child labour in agriculture, domestic work and sexual exploitation - The cases of Ghana, Ecuador and the Philippines. Geneva: International Labour Office. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Child Labour: A complex problem requiring ‘Joined Up’ Responses'
Una Murray (2013) 'Child Labour: A complex problem requiring ‘Joined Up’ Responses' In: Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Context. Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing. [Details]
(2007) 'Child labour monitoring - A partnership of communities and government. Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms'
Una Murray (2007) 'Child labour monitoring - A partnership of communities and government. Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms' In: ILO IPEC WACAP Programme in West Africa. Geneva: ILO. [Details]
(2007) 'Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms. Sharing experiences'
Una Murray & Sherin Khan (2007) 'Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms. Sharing experiences' In: ILO/IPEC Programme to Combat Hazardous and Exploitative Child Labour in Cocoa/Commercial Agriculture (WACAP). Geneva: ILO. [Details]
(2001) 'Retooling: Gender Dimensions of Agricultural Production Technology (chapter 9)'
Joseph Kienzle and Una Murray (2001) 'Retooling: Gender Dimensions of Agricultural Production Technology (chapter 9)' In: Development Economics and Policy: Women Farmers Enhancing Rights, Recognition and Productivity. Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2019) Global Gender Workshop on NDC Planning for Implementation
Una Murray (2019) Gender Analysis and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Gudiance for Government Stakeholders Global Gender Workshop on NDC Planning for Implementation [Details]
(2009) FAO-IFAD-ILO Workshop on Gaps
Murray (2009) Mainstreaming responses for improvement of the girl child in agriculture FAO-IFAD-ILO Workshop on Gaps Rome, [Details]
(2004) Microfinance
Murray (2004) Briefing note. Gender Microfinance FAO, [Details]
(1998) FAO Workshop on Food Security
Liepvisay N. (1998) Intra-household dynamics of food security in Lao PDR: An aquaculture case study FAO Workshop on Food Security FAO Bangkok, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2021) Formative evaluation of the DFID funded UNICEF Children on the Move programme (Ethiopia, Sudan, Somaliland/Puntland), UNICEF.
Una Murray, Reem Alsalem, Nahashon Njugi, Mariel Kislig, Seifu Tadesse, Abdiaziz Ismail and Ibrahim Osman (2021) Formative evaluation of the DFID funded UNICEF Children on the Move programme (Ethiopia, Sudan, Somaliland/Puntland), UNICEF. UNICEF, New York. [Details]
(2019) Extending policy relevance of the Active Ageing Index (AAI): Cooperation with UNECE. Final Evaluation.
Una Murray (2019) Extending policy relevance of the Active Ageing Index (AAI): Cooperation with UNECE. Final Evaluation. UNECE, Geneva. [Details]
(2018) Enhanced National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam (ENHANCE).
Una Murray, Ai-Phuong Ton Nu (2018) Enhanced National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam (ENHANCE). US DoL, USA. [Details]
(2018) Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag). Mid-term ReviewMid-term Review.
Ashwin Bhouraskar, Una Murray (2018) Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag). Mid-term ReviewMid-term Review. FAO / UNDP, Rome. [Details]
(2017) Migration Domestic Workers and their Families - Global Action Program.
Una Murray (2017) Migration Domestic Workers and their Families - Global Action Program. UN ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2017) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Review.
Una Murray (2017) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Review. DFAT Australia, Australia. [Details]
(2016) Independent Thematic Corporate Evaluation of the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-15 (Sept 2015 – Jan 2016).
Una Murray (2016) Independent Thematic Corporate Evaluation of the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-15 (Sept 2015 – Jan 2016). ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2015) Better Work, Vietnam, mid-term Evaluation.
Una Murray (2015) Better Work, Vietnam, mid-term Evaluation. ILO, Thailand. [Details]
(2014) Making Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers: Final Evaluation Report of GLO/11/54/SID.
Una Murray (2014) Making Decent Work a Reality for Domestic Workers: Final Evaluation Report of GLO/11/54/SID. UN ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2013) Independent Review of Irish Aid's Support to Mama Cash and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Una Murray (2013) Independent Review of Irish Aid's Support to Mama Cash and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Irish Aid, Dublin. [Details]
(2013) Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) Strategy and Action Plan for Gender Equality.
Una Murray (2013) Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) Strategy and Action Plan for Gender Equality. ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2012) International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture. Included the ILO, FAO, IFAD, IFPRI, IUF (and formerly IFAP) who came together to better address child labour in agriculture.
Una Murray (2012) International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labour in Agriculture. Included the ILO, FAO, IFAD, IFPRI, IUF (and formerly IFAP) who came together to better address child labour in agriculture. FAO/ILO, Rome. [Details]
(2011) Final evaluation of Italian funded Policy support project on child labour (Zambia, Rwanda, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Mali) ILO.
Una Murray (2011) Final evaluation of Italian funded Policy support project on child labour (Zambia, Rwanda, Senegal, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Mali) ILO. UN ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2009) Strategy Evaluation: Gender Mainstreaming through the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality.
Una Murray, Tony Beck (2009) Strategy Evaluation: Gender Mainstreaming through the ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality. ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2009) Gender Mainstreaming in DFID/ILO Partnership Framework Agreement (2006-2009).
Una Murray (2009) Gender Mainstreaming in DFID/ILO Partnership Framework Agreement (2006-2009). ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(2009) Child Labour in Agriculture.
Una Murray (2009) Child Labour in Agriculture. UN FAO, Rome. [Details]
(2007) Evaluation: Improving Food Security through Trade Agreements - Comhlamh Action Network.
Una Murray (2007) Evaluation: Improving Food Security through Trade Agreements - Comhlamh Action Network. Comhlamh, Dublin. [Details]
(2006) Gender and Skills Development: Practical experiences and ways forward.
Una Murray (2006) Gender and Skills Development: Practical experiences and ways forward. UN ILO, Geneva. [Details]
(1998) Gender and Aquaculture in Lao PDR: UNDP/FAO Aquaculture Project.
Una Murray, Kesone Sayasane, Simon Funge-Smith (1998) Gender and Aquaculture in Lao PDR: UNDP/FAO Aquaculture Project. FAO, Bangkok. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2021)
Una Murray, Sibyl Nelson, Julie Teng, Armine Avagyan (Ed.). (2021) Handbook Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Rome/ New York: FAO/ UNDP. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2014) Final Evaluation Report Making decent work a reality for domestic workers.
Una Murray (2014) Final Evaluation Report Making decent work a reality for domestic workers. Geneva: Abstract [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
(2008) Mainstreaming Child Labour Concerns in National Policy Frameworks.
Una Murray (2008) Mainstreaming Child Labour Concerns in National Policy Frameworks. Geneva: Manual [Details]
(2008) Research Methods and Participatory Approaches.
Una Murray, Fiona Meehan (2008) Research Methods and Participatory Approaches. Cork: Manual [Details]