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Kai Mausch is a Senior Economist at The Center for International Forestry Research – World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), based in Bonn Germany, and has been working on rural development for more than 10 years in Africa and Asia, exploring solutions to rural poverty from both the agricultural- as well as the non-agricultural perspective. His current interests include impact assessment, adoption behaviour and incentives as well as the importance of people’s aspirations on decision making.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Economist, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • 2010–2018
    Economist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)


  • 2010 
    Leibniz University of Hannover, School of Economics and Management, Hannover, Germany , Dr. rer. pol.