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Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy is a consultant in Itad’s climate change theme, where he works on evaluations for CIF, WFP, BRACED and the Rockefeller Resilience Measurement Community of Practice.

He is a Deputy Team Leader and Evaluator on Itad’s delivery of a learning partnership for the Forestry Investment Program, exploring how its Dedicated Grant Mechanism works with indigenous peoples and local communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is also leading work exploring how adaptive management can support resilience building.

Prior to joining Itad, Ben spent 5 years managing M&E projects across Africa, helping a number of organizations generate robust evidence to support their programme designs.

Nationality: British
Country Experience:

Ethiopia, The Gambia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Zimbabwe


2007 - 2008
MA Politics Sheffield University
Sheffield University
2004 - 2007
BA (Hons) Media Studies
Sheffield Hallam University


2016 - Ongoing
Itad Ltd.

2015 - 2016
Programmes Director
JaRco Consulting, Ethiopia

2012 - 2015
Programme Development Manager
JaRco Consulting, Ethiopia

2011 - 2012
Policy and Advocacy Consultant
Practical Action Southern Africa

Research Consultant
UK Food Group

2008 - 2011
Policy and Advocacy Research Assistant
Practical Action


Certificate in short-term election monitoring, ERIS, London, UK


  • Sustaining Local Food Webs (2015)
    Practical Action Publishing, Rugby, UK
    Murphy, B.

  • Sustaining Local Food Webs: Insights from Kenya and the UK (2015)
    Food Chain, Vol 5, No. 1-2, Feb/June 2015
    Mulvany, P. and Murphy, B.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Practitioner Manual for Nepal (2009)
    Practical Action
    Bhandari, D. and Murphy, B.