In the green fertile landscapes of south-western Ghana, oil palm farming has long been the backbone of rural livelihoods. Shedding light on existing oil palm marketing arrangements and their welfare outcomes reveals a story that is both promising and challenging. So, is a prosperous future for these farming communities possible? Our forthcoming publication in Oxford Development Studies, reveals our findings.
Prof. Quartey presents the 2024 budget review. With him on the podium are the heads divisions (Prof. Isaac Osei Akoto, Economics Division; Prof. Charles Ackah, Statistics and Survey Division and Dr. Martha Awo, Social Division) and Dr. Andrew Agyei-Holmes, Senior Research Fellow, Economics Division.
Dr. Ama Asantewah Ahene-Codjoe (pictured) and her fellow researchers on the “Curbing Illicit Financial Flows" project were pleased by the opportunity to contribute to strengthening the capacity of journalist for effective IFF reporting.
Participants included academics, the media, and an array of representatives from the commodity trade value chain, making for informed discussions and productive outcomes.
The 2023 GGCDS Annual Collaboration Workshop brought together students, alumni, and programme coordinators to reflect on the impact of the programme and celebrate 15 years of fruitful collaborations.
Thought leaders from West African academia, research and policy agencies, and industry gathered at ISSER for a strategic consultation on data science, artificial intelligence, and decision-making in West Africa. The forum, titled Advancing Data and AI Competency for Effective and Trustworthy Decision Making in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) was a joint effort by Policy for Data CIC and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER).
Professor Quartey expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration between ISSER and EFD Ghana, and emphasized the Institute’s long history of successful collaborations.