African Development Bank (AfDB)
Astrid Haas is an urban economist currently working with the African Development Bank’s Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF) as a long-term consultant. Under the UMDF she is supporting cities across Africa to strengthen their financial systems, with a focus on unleashing new opportunities for sub-national financing. Her previous roles include Policy Director and Head of the Cities that Work initiative at the International Growth Centre. Astrid holds an MA in International Economics and International Development from Johns Hopkins University.