Ross McIntosh is ATR’s expert on the design and implementation of qualitative evaluations. McIntosh has developed recognized expertise in Afghanistan and the wider Central Asian region through his work on education- and gender-themed projects for clients such as ACTED, Aga Khan Foundation, Oxfam, UNICEF, and IRC. He has over 5 years of experience designing ethical research protocols to work with vulnerable populations including women, children, and marginalized communities in rural Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Bangladesh, among others.
Mcintosh was previously a Young Professional at the Chars Livelihoods Programme, a flagship DFID livelihoods programme in North-west Bangladesh, where he was responsible for research, monitoring and evaluation projects. Prior to this he worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Oxfam GB. He holds a Master’s degree in International Trade from Oxford Brookes, for which he received a full scholarship, and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Sussex. He has conducted research in Ecuador, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. His research experience includes work on agricultural growth, gender in Muslim countries, and private sector development.