Dr E.A Asante is a Research Fellow at ISSER. She brings to projects her research and analytical skills as a Sociologist. Dr. Asante has a BA in Sociology from the University of Ghana, an MSc in Sociology from the LSE, University of London, an MA from Queens’s University, Canada and a PhD from York University, Toronto Canada. As a Sociologist, her research interests are extensive. Dr. Asante has carried out commissioned research for the Government of Ghana, the World Bank, UNESCO, DFID, NIH among others. She has also partnered with several academic institutions in research including the Centre for Social Development and Well-Being, Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health of the George Washington University, DC (GWU), Gender and Sexuality Cluster and the Conflict, Violence and Development Research Cluster of the IDS, University of Sussex, and the Environmental Change Institution of Oxford University. From this academic multidisciplinary background, Dr. Asante combines her professional expertise and experience in the design, leadership and administrative oversight of research in the social sciences, with the interpretation, analysis, dissemination and intervention advocacy of data arising from results of research.
1. Gender and Development Research
2. Adolescent and Youth Sexual Health
3. Maternal and Child Health
4. Social Policy Research
5. Evaluation Research
6. Political Economy of Development
Asante E. A. (2019). Gender Equality. In Ghana Social Development Outlook 2018. Legon, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research.
Anyidoho, N.A. & Asante, E. A. (2017). Education. Ghana Social Development Outlook 2016. Legon: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER).
Asante, E. A. (2015). Neoliberal Globalization in Ghana: Part I - Birth, Nature and Structure. Development Studies Reader. Legon: University of Ghana.
Asante, E. A. (2015). Social Relations. Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Ghana. Ghana Social Development Outlook 2014. Legon, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research.
Khatun, K., Maguire-Rajpaul, V., Asante, E. A., & McDermott, C. (2020) From Agroforestry to Agroindustry: Smallholder Access to Benefits from Oil Palm in Ghana and the Implications for Sustainability Certification. (forthcoming in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Land, Livelihoods and Food Security Article type: Original Research).
Asante, E. A., & Minkah-Premo, S. () Fissures in Legislation, Policy and Implementation: Domestic Violence in Ghana under the Domestic Violence Act, 2007 (Act 732) (forthcoming, Journal of Development Studies).
Asante E.A. (2020) Understanding Decision-making during Democracy Transitions: The Elite Theory and the Political Settlements Model in Participatory Governance. (Forthcoming in Journal of Developing Societies).
Bingenheimer J. B., Asante E. A., Ahiadeke, C. (2015). Peer Influences on Sexual Activity among Adolescents in Ghana. Studies in Family Planning. 2015 March; 46(1): 1–19. doi:10.1111/j.1728-4465.2015.00012.x.
Bingenheimer, J., Asante, E. A., & Ahiadeke, C. (2015). Reliability, Validity, and Associations with Sexual Behavior among Ghanaian Teenagers of Scales Measuring Four Dimensions Relationships with Parents and Other Adults. Journal of Family Issues 36(5): 647-668. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X13497349
Asante, E. A. (2005). Negotiating Identity: Aboriginal Women and the Politics of Self-Government. Canadian Journal of Native Studies 25(1): 1-34.
Asante E. A. 2002. Engendering Development: Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources and Voice by World Bank. January 2002 Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers canadiens de sociologie 27(2):291-294. DOI: 10.2307/3341723
Asante, E. A. (2012) The Case of Ghana’s President’s Special Initiative on Oil Palm (PSI-Oil Palm). Elite Poverty Production (EPP), DIIS Working Paper 2012:11. Copenhagen, Danish Institute for International Studies.
Asante, E. A., Bawakyillenuo, S. & Ahiadeke, C. (2011). African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): Market Opportunity and Supply Capacity in Ghana. ISSER Policy Briefing. Legon, Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research.
Asante, E. A. (2012). The Case of Ghana’s President’s Special Initiative on Oil Palm (PSI-Oil Palm). Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Working Paper 2012:11.
ISDS 705: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Development. 2016-present.
ISDS 706: Social Change and Development in Africa. 2012-2013.
ISDS 706: Theories of Social Change in Development. 2014-2018.
ISDS 712: Advanced Gender Studies. 2013-2014.
ISDS 605: Gender and Development in Africa. 2012-2015.
ISDS 615: Gender and Development. 2016-present