Andy Catley

Andy CatleyResearch Director for Policy Process, Feinstein International Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Working with Feinstein Since: 2000

Andy Catley directs Feinstein’s Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he leads 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 2006–2009, Andy led Feinstein’s support for the development of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS), which subsequently became a companion module to the Sphere Handbook. Currently, Andy chairs the Steering Group for LEGS.

Before joining Feinstein, Andy worked for non-governmental organizations in the Horn of Africa for six years focusing on community-based relief and development programs. He 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. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from the University of London, a master’s degree in tropical veterinary science from the University of Edinburgh, and a Ph.D. 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.

Research Interests:
  • The use of participatory impact assessment for organizational learning and policy reform
  • Community-based delivery systems

News Items

Additional funding awarded to AKLDP by USAID Ethiopia
August 16, 2016

The Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy Project (AKLDP) has been awarded $730,000 by USAID Ethiopia to continue its work providing collaborative learning and coordination support across the USAID Feed…

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Andy Catley discusses Ethiopia’s drought with Tufts Now
June 9, 2016

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…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Karamoja Resilience Support Unit (KRSU)

KRSU is a four-year project of USAID/Uganda aimed at increasing resilience and economic development in the Karamoja Region of northeast Uganda.

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The Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy Project (AKLDP)

The AKLDP is a five-year project of USAID Ethiopia which provides collaborative learning and coordination support across the Feed the Future portfolio, leading to improved agriculture, livestock and pastoral policy and programming.

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Feinstein Publications

Community-Based Animal Health Workers in the Horn of Africa An Evaluation for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

This report describes the process and findings of an evaluation of community-based animal health workers (CAHWs) in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Overall, the researchers find that CAHWs continue to…

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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…

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