Faculty and Researchers
Andy CatleyResearch Director for Policy Process
Andy worked for non-governmental organizations in the Horn of Africa for six years focusing on community-based relief and development programs in the Horn of Africa.
Andy worked for non-governmental organizations in the Horn of Africa for six years focusing on community-based relief and development programs in the Horn of Africa. Andy then joined the International Institute for Environment and Development in 1998, based in Nairobi, Kenya where he led a regional research program on the use of participatory epidemiology with pastoralist communities in Africa. He joined the Center in 2000 and via our program with the African Union’s Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources, worked on regional and international-level policy and legislative reform to support community-based delivery systems in Africa. From 2005 Andy directed the Center’s new Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he led national and regional programs to develop evidence-based approaches to policy reform with a focus on humanitarian and development policies and programming in pastoralist areas.
From 2006 Andy also led the Center’s support to the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS), published in early 2009 and now a companion module to the Sphere handbook. He currently chairs the LEGS Steering Group. Andy’s other main interests include the use of participatory impact assessment for organizational learning and policy reform.
Andy holds a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of London, a Masters degree in Tropical Veterinary Science from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in epidemiology, also from the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and was made a European Specialist in Population Medicine in 2005, as a de facto Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public Health. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa An Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
Community-based animal health worker (CAHW) services evolved in east Africa in the late 1980s, especially in more remote pastoralist areas where conventional veterinary services were limited or absent. Although controversial,…Read More
Participatory Impact Assessment: A Design Guide Updated Version 2014
The Feinstein International Center has been developing and adapting participatory approaches to measure the impact of livelihoods based interventions since the early nineties. Originally released in 2009, this updated version…Read More
Milk Matters-Phase One Report The Role and Value of Milk in the Diets of Somali Pastoralist Children in Liben and Shinile, Ethiopia
Milk Matters ultimately aims to improve the nutritional status of children in pastoralist/semi pastoralist areas in the horn of Africa.Read More
Milk Matters The Impact of Dry Season Livestock Support on Milk Supply and Child Nutrition in Somali Region, Ethiopia
This report presents the findings of two cohort studies assessing the impact of small-scale livestock interventions, designed to sustain access to and availability of animal milk at the household level over the dry season, on the nutritional status of children under 5 years of age.Read More
Shifting Sands The Commercialization of Camels in Mid-altitude Ethiopia and Beyond
Although pastoralists in Ethiopia are often characterized as unresponsive to market opportunities, the bulk of Ethiopia’s growing formal and informal livestock and meat exports are supplied from pastoralist areas of…Read More
Mind the Gap Commercialization, Livelihoods and Wealth Disparity in Pastoralist Areas
This was a follow up study to earlier regional analysis for the IGAD-FAO Livestock Policy Initiative that examined the benefits of livestock exports by pastoralist wealth group. Mind the Gap focuses on the Borana and Somali areas of Ethiopia, and describes the growing formal trade in meat and animals from pastoralist areas, destined for export markets.Read More
The project Revitalizing Agricultural/Pastoral Incomes and New Markets (RAIN) is a three‐year project implemented by Mercy Corps and Save the Children UK (SCUK) in parts of Somali and Oromiya Regions…Read More
Moving Up or Out? A Rapid Livelihoods and Conflict Analysis in Mieso-Mulu Woreda, Shinile Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia
The pastoralists of Shinile Zone in the Somali Region of Ethiopia experience multiple livelihoods challenges and various types of conflict. Among international NGOs in the area, there is increasing interest…Read More
Livestock Exports from the Horn of Africa An Analysis of Benefits by Pastoralist Wealth Group and Policy Implications
Support to the export of pastoralist livestock from the Horn of Africa is often viewed by aid organizations as a key poverty reduction strategy. Drawing on existing literature and field research in Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, this report examines if and how different wealth groups benefit from the export trade.Read More
Milk Matters The Role and Value of Milk in the Diets of Somali Pastoralist Children in Liben and Shinile, Ethiopia
This report is the outcome of the first phase of Milk Matters: a joint venture between the Feinstein International Center, Save the Children USA and Save the Children UK in…Read More
Children across pastoralist/semi pastoralist areas of the horn of Africa are often referred to as some of the most nutritionally vulnerable in the world. The dominant response from the international…Read More
The goal of this project is to improve the food security of pastoral communities in the COMESA region through facilitating the development of pro-pastoralist regional food security policy.Read More
The study on livestock exports and related benefits has helped to raise awareness of processes of commercialization in pastoralist areas, and how this trend contributes to a robust group of commercial actors on the one side, and increasing pastoral destitution on the other.Read More
Milk Matters Improving the Health and Nutritional Status of Children in Pastoral Communities
We seek primarily to clarify some of the underlying causes of the chronically high levels of acute malnutrition found in pastoral regions in Ethiopia.Read More
Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards Raising Awareness, Ensuring Uptake
The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) have been developed as a set of international standards and guidelines for the assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of livestock interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises.Read More
Andy Catley recently talked to Tufts Now about how better planning and improved funding have helped Ethiopia deal with debilitating drought. As Ethiopia struggles to recover from its worst drought…Read More