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Dr. Sulley Gariba appointed Development Policy Advisor

Dr. Sulley Gariba
Dr. Sulley Gariba

Dr. Sulley Gariba has been appointed Development Policy Advisor in the Office of the President of Ghana.

A press release from the Office of the President said Friday, August 21, 2009 that Dr. Gariba has been appointed by President John Atta Mills to advise on, and support the preparation of a comprehensive strategy for the proposed Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). He will also assist in formulating the legislative framework, funding processes, and implementation steps for the set-up and smoothing take-off of SADA.

He will additionally be responsible for establishing a credible coordinating mechanism with Regional Coordinating Councils, District Assemblies, Ministries, Departments, Agencies, NGOs, and private sector agencies which have a stake in the fund, the release said.

Dr. Sulley Gariba is a policy analyst and a monitoring and evaluation specialist, with nearly 20 years’ experience in academic and policy research, institutional change, governance, and the evaluation of development.

He is a member and senior advisor of Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Alternatives, Head of Gariba Development Associates, and adjunct professor at Trent University.

He also serves on the board of the Participatory Development Forum. Dr. Gariba was founding President of the newly established International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS).

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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