Dr. Michael Kodom

Dr. Michael Kodom
Research Fellow

Michael Kodom’s research interest focuses on assessing the interlinkages between digitalization and development. His substantive research areas include digital financial inclusion, health, and gender. He has published in Enterprise Development and Microfinance, and the Journal of Asian and African Studies. He holds a PhD and MPhil in Development Studies and a BA in Political Science, and Geography and Resource Development, all from the University of Ghana. Before joining ISSER as a research fellow, he worked as a principal research assistant at ISSER’s Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation Unit for two years. He was also an Adjunct Lecturer at GIMPA, Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), and KNUST Institute of Distance Learning.



  • Digital Financial Services
  • Microfinance and Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Health and Development

Journal Articles

  • Kodom, M., Ackah, C., Steel, W.F. & Bokpin, G.A. (2020). Drivers of Mobile Financial Inclusion in Ghana. Enterprise Development and Microfinance, 31(4), 226–253. https://doi.org/10.3362/1755-1986.20-00008
  • Kodom, M., Owusu, A.Y., and Kodom, P. N. B (2019). Quality Healthcare Service Assessment under Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909619827331
  • Kodom, P. N. B, Kodom, M., and Senah, K. (2018). “Why we deliver elsewhere”: Women Preferred Places of Delivery and their Effects. Sociology and Anthropology, 6(3), 321 – 329. DOI:10.13189/sa.2018.060305 


Employing organization:



2021 – Date


ALL-INS: The Poverty Reduction Impact of Relaxing Constraints in the Shea Value Chain


January 20 – March 15, 2022

International Justice Mission

Peoples Reliance on the Criminal Justice System in Ghana