Dr. Andrew Gache MudeAndrew Gache Mude PhD



Occupational Information

Job Title: Principal Economist at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi

Professional History

Andrew is a Principal Economist at the International Livestock Research Institute based in Nairobi, Kenya. His current portfolio deals largely with researching and identifying risk-management and development interventions to help increase resilience and reduce vulnerability amongst poor livestock-dependent households, particularly pastoral populations. Andrew leads the effort to design, implement, and evaluate Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) products aimed at helping pastoralists better manage the significant drought-related livestock risks that they face. The integrated IBLI program brings together a range of high-caliber partners ranging from national and international insurance companies, NGOs, the Government of Kenya, researchers from across the globe, a range of donors, and community representatives. For this, Andrew and his team have won several prestigious national and international awards including Kenya’s first Vision 2030 ICT Innovation Award, USAID's inaugural Science and Technology Pioneers Award, and the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Best-Practice Award for a most innovative project. Andrew completed his doctoral degree in Economics at Cornell University in 2006 and was a Mid-Career Fellow of the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School in 2011.


PhD in Economics with concentrations in development and applied econometrics at Cornell University, USA


2012 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Additional Tags: Economics, Risk-Management, Development Interventions, Livestock Insurance, Science