The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD – Ghana) has announced that four leading research institutions are set to release their findings touching on Ghana’s growth domains and mooting ways of attaining economic transformation.
The institutions include CDD-Ghana, University of Ghana Business School, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, and the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre of the University of Manchester, UK.
Ms Mina Okuru, Communications Officer of CDD, in a statement, said there would be an event from April 4 to 6 this year for the four research bodies to present their findings as Ghana approaches another crucial election.
She said the partner research institutions would release their innovative research findings, seeking to answer pressing development challenges facing Ghana, and how to achieve socio-economic transformation in the context of acrimonious politics.
“The research focuses on a number of important development domains including the dynamics of natural resources, the determinants of quality public services in health and education and the challenges and prospects for public sector reform in Ghana,” she said.
Ms Okuru said the event had the potential to make a real difference to the thinking and policy making that shape the future of Ghana’s development by stimulating debate among citizens, policy makers, and political parties preparing their manifestos.
Speakers include Prof Emanuel Gyimah-Boadi of CDD-Ghana, Prof Joshua Abor of the University of Ghana Business School and Dr Robert Osei of ISSER.
Others are Prof Kwesi Botchway, Chairman of The National Development Planning Commission, Prof David Hulme, Chief Executive Officer of ESID and Mr Amoako Tuffour of the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation.