In developing countries like Uganda, urbanisation holds the key to achieving productivity and is therefore the foundation for economic growth. Urbanisation is able to spur productivity by supporting the shift of workers from low productivity sectors and jobs in agriculture, to higher productivity jobs in manufacturing. The ability of urbanisation to foster a ‘productivity miracle’ […]
About Astrid Haas
Astrid R.N. Haas is the Senior Country Economist for the International Growth Centre (IGC) in Uganda. 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 negotiations. She holds an MA in International Economics and International Development from Johns Hopkins University. She is commencing the Executive Masters Programme at IGLUS in January 2017.