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Policy Director, International Growth Centre

Astrid is an urban economist with wide experience spanning government and non-governmental organisations across multiple developing countries. She is currently Policy Director of the International Growth Centre (IGC) based in Uganda. In this role, Astrid leads the country-level and global engagements of the IGC, translating research in economic growth to policy impact. Her own research specialises in urban economics, specifically in the area of municipal and infrastructure finance. She holds an MA in International Economics and International Development from Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. In 2016, she was nominated by the University of Cape Town as one of Africa’s Young Leaders, for her work on urbanisation in Africa.


  • 2015–present
    Economist and researcher, International Growth Centre


Young African Leader, University of Cape Town (2016)