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Andrew Baird

Program Director, Workforce and Economic Opportunities

Andrew Baird is a senior economic growth specialist with more than 20 years of experience in economic growth initiatives, and particularly with workforce development, microenterprise, livelihood, agriculture, local capacity building, and new business development. Before joining RTI, Mr. Baird was the director of International Programs for Making Cents International, and developed programs and tools to promote economic growth in Nigeria, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, Armenia, Paraguay, Togo, Sierra Leone, Philippines, and Mongolia.


  • MA, International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • BA, Political Science, College of Wooster

Latest Publications

Idrovo, I., Boquiren, M., & Baird, A. (2009). Getting to "good enough" in product upgrading: SDCAsia and the Cardava banana value chain (Case Study). Washington, DC: The SEEP Network and SDCAsia.


  • Workforce Development
  • Economic Growth
  • Youth
  • Enterprise Development