For more than nine years, Matt Murray has delivered evidence-based results for clients such as USAID, DFID, the World Bank, and national education agencies.
Murray has managed projects in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia ranging in size from $550,000 to $10 million. Murray has overseen study design, sampling, electronic data collection, analysis, and reporting for Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRAs) in three countries, ten languages, and reaching over 20,000 students—most recently in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. His research experience includes a whole-of-project performance evaluation in Morocco, a randomized control trial evaluating the impacts of an early childhood stimulation program in Bangladesh, a cost-effectiveness analysis of girls’ education activities in Liberia, and other studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Syria, and the United States. He has classroom experience as an English language teacher in Turkey, where he also studied at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.
Murray earned a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from Michigan State University