Dr. Aba Obrumah Crentsil

Dr. Aba Obrumah Crentsil
Senior Research Fellow

Aba Obrumah Crentsil is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. Her research focuses on the interactions between populations and their environments (climate and energy), evaluation planning, urban planning and how to accommodate research in above fields by using planning supporting systems such as geographic information systems (GIS) and other computer-aided planning tools. Aba also have over 8 years’ experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. She has a PhD in Development Studies and BSc. in Natural Resource Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.


  • Energy and Environmental
  • Air pollution and Health
  • Urbanization and Urban Policy
  • Climate change and Sustainable development

Crentsil, A. O., Asuman, D., & Fenny, A. P. (2019). Assessing the determinants and drivers of multidimensional energy poverty in Ghana. Energy Policy133, 110884.

Fenny A. P, Asuman DCrentsil A O Odame D. N. A., (2019) "Trends and causes of socioeconomic inequalities in maternal healthcare in Ghana, 2003–2014", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 46 Issue: 2, pp.288-308, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-03-2018-0148

Sarkodie, S.A.; Crentsil, A.O.; Owusu, P.A. (2019), Does energy consumption follow asymmetric behavior? An assessment of Ghana’s energy sector dynamics. Sci. Total Environ.  651, 2886–2 898

Crentsil A.O.  and Owusu G. (2018),   Accra’s Decongestion Policy: Another Face of Urban Clearance or Bulldozing Approach? , International Development Policy | Revue  de politique de développement , DOI : 10.4000/poldev.2719

Alvarado, G., Fenny, A., Dakey, S., Mueller, J., O’Brien-Milne, L., Crentsil, A., Duvvury, N., Scriver, S., & Schwenke, C. (2018). The health-related impacts and costs of violence against women and girls on survivors, households and communities in Ghana. Journal of Public Health in Africa9(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2018.860

Fenny, A., Crentsil, A., & Ackah, C. (2017). The health MDGs in Ghana: lessons and implications for the implementation of the sustainable development goals. Journal of Public Health, 26(2), 225-234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0854-8

Fenny, A. P., Crentsil A.O., & Asuman D. (2017). Determinants and Distribution of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Knowledge in Ghana. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(12). doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v9n12p32

Dushie D., Fenny, A.P. & Crentsil, A.O. (2017) Vehicular Emissions and Its Implications on the Health of Traders: A Case Study of Traders in La Nkwantanang Municipality in Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development; 10(6) doi.org/ 1913-9063

Owusu G and Crentsil A. O. (2015). Spatial context of development policy and practice. In G. Owusu, R. D. Osei and F. A. Asante (Eds.), Contemporary Development Policies and practices: A Reader. Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers (In Press)

Inkoom, D.K.B. and Crentsil, A.O. (2015) ' Estimation of indoor air pollution and health impacts due to biomass burning in rural northern Ghana', in Case studies for developing globally responsible engineers, GDEE (eds.), Global Dimension in Engineering Education, Barcelona. Available from: http://gdee.eu/index.php/resources.html


Other publications

Crentsil A.O . (2018). Energy. Social Development Outlook, 2018 Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon.

Crentsil A. O. (2016). Energy. Social Development Outlook, 2016. Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, pp. 145 – 162

Crentsil A. O. (2014). Energy. Social Development Outlook, 2014. Accra: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, pp. 173-198



Co-author:  Shakespeare Lives in Ghana. Roles, Representations and Perceptions of Women (ISSER Final Report for SLIG Project). Commissioned by the British Council. April 2016.

  • Drivers of community service and shaping transformative Leadership through community service .CAMFED- Team Member
  • Ensuring Access to Affordable, Sustainable and Clean Household Energy for all in Ghana. Southern Voice – Team Member
  • Social Economic Cost of Violence against Women and Girls (International Center for Research on Women -ICRW-Qualitative Study)- Team Member
  • The effect of climate change and variability on farming, food production, and nutrition in the upper east region of Ghana – Team Member
  • Economic Policy Management Programme (EPMP) Tracer Study- World Bank
  • Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Baseline Study
  • Undertaking of Public Expenditure and Implementation Review (PEIR) of the Health Sector
  • ISDS 616: Development Planning
  • ISDS 704: Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation