Economist, African Development Bank Group
- AMA Innovation Lab Principal Investigator
- ALL-IN Advisory Board Member
Andrew Mude manages the African Development Bank's Agriculture Research, Production and Sustainability Division (AHAI.2). His research deals largely with researching and designing risk-management and development interventions to help increase resilience and reduce vulnerability among poor livestock-dependent households. This includes his AMA Innovation Lab project that leads the design, development and implementation of index-based livestock insurance aimed at protecting pastoralist against drought-related livestock mortality.
In 2016 Mude was awarded the World Food Prize - Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation for his ground-breaking work on chronic poverty - its causes and solutions, and specifically, for the Index-based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) project. Mude was formerly the principal economist at the International Livestock Research Institute. Mude received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.