Andrew Goodland

Andrew D. Goodland

Program Leader

Andrew Goodland is the Program Leader for Sustainable Development covering Sri Lanka and Maldives. In this role he coordinates and oversees the World Bank’s investment and analytical portfolio across the following sectors: agriculture; environment and natural resource management; energy and extractives; transport and ICT; urban development, social development and disaster risk management; and water. Andrew is British and joined the World Bank in 2002 as a Young Professional.

Before joining the Colombo-based team in July 2017, he was based in Ethiopia as the Sustainable Development Program Leader for Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. Previously he was Senior Agricultural Economist in the World Bank office in Beijing, China.

Andrew holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Masters in Agricultural Economics from the University of London, Wye College, UK.

Prior to joining the WBG, he worked as a Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Institute UK, as an ODI fellow with the Ministry of Agriculture, Guyana and with the Save the Children Fund in Pakistan.


  • Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Social Development
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Urban Development
  • Transport