Astrid R.N. Haas

Senior Country Economist, International Growth Centre

Astrid Haas is a Senior Country Economist, working for the International Growth Centre (IGC). Prior to joining the IGC, she worked for Innovations for Poverty Action as the Interim Deputy Country Director for Uganda as well as a Program Manager for Evidence Action, which included work in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. Astrid has also worked as an Analyst on a large-scale agriculture project in South Sudan and as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow in the Ministry of East African Community in Kenya focusing on the EAC monetary union and common market negotiations. She holds an MA in International Economics and International Development from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing an executive masters degree in the Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems with the École Polytechnique Fédérale DE Lausanne.


  • 2015–present
    Economist and researcher, International Growth Centre


Young African Leader, University of Cape Town (2016)