Andrew Mude

Andrew Mude

Position Title
Economist, African Development Bank Group

AMA Innovation Lab Principal Investigator


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.