- PhD student - 2015
Country of origin: Malawi
Proposed topic: HIV and AIDS governance in Malawi: An analysis of transaction costs in HIV and AIDS impact mitigation service delivery.
Murphy has two Master’s degrees, the first in Policy Studies and the second in Economics. He has over 15 years of experience in the development field, including in programme design and management, governance, organizational development and financial management with the Government of Malawi and numerous multilateral organisations. Murphy has worked for the World Bank-funded Malawi Social Action Fund as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and with the multi-donor funded Joint Program Support for Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Malawi. He has also worked as Deputy National Program Manager, advising on the execution of the National M&E Master Plan Integrated Food Security Response Initiative.