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  • MA and MRPP Graduate, Jan 2024

    We are very proud of the 13 MA and MRPP students who graduated in the January 2024 Congregation ceremonies. 

    The event on Wednesday, 24 January was made even more special by the fact that the CSPS Director, Professor Nana Akua Anyidoho, presided over the ceremony on behalf of the Chancellor of the University of Ghana. 


    Congratulations to our graduates!  🥳


    MA in Social Policy Studies  🎓

    Stephen AMOAFO

     Grace Kutorkor ANANG

     Ernest AWUTEY

     Roselyn Mawufemor FIAGBE

  • CSPS Seminar on "Driving Change in Ghana's Nutrition: Policy Processes and Gaps"

    Ghana is on course to meet the UN target of a 5 per cent reduction in the number of stunted children by 2025. The country has also made some progress in reducing wasting, low birth weight, and anaemia among women of reproductive age. Despite these achievements, it is far from reaching the global targets for exclusive breastfeeding, obesity in the life cycle stages, high blood pressure and diabetes among men and women, and women's sodium intake. Nutrition policies are inevitable to address the growing burden of malnutrition in Ghana.

  • CSPS Seminar on " Is Ghana's Free SHS Program-Free for All?"

    This paper seeks to assess the extent to which Ghana's free Senior High School (SHS) policy has coincided with an increase in SHS attainment. The paper also examines how participation in SHS has improved since the introduction of the policy by sex and consumption quintiles. The paper uses data from the Ghana Living Standards Surveys (GLSS) 2012, 2017 and from the Annual Household Income and Expenditure Survey (2022). The results suggest that there has been a surge in enrollment at the SHS level since the introduction of the policy in 2017.

  • CSPS Seminar on "Resource Wealth and Human Development in African Democracies: Social Welfare Funding in Ghana and Zambia"

    Most sub-Saharan African countries are endowed with natural resources such as minerals, natural gas and petroleum but often lag behind other continents in human development outcomes, remaining dependent on varying degrees of foreign aid to finance social programmes. There is some debate that resource-rich countries that are also democracies are more likely to produce political institutions that promote linkages between resource revenues and human development outcomes.  However, the evidence interrogating these linkages on the African continent has not been explored fully.

  • CSPS Seminar on "Taxing Times: Post-Covid Recovery, Citizen-State Relations, and the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-Levy) Controversy in Ghana"

    To raise the country's tax-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio and help balance its budget, the Government of Ghana has since 2021 introduced more than ten new taxes. Among these policies, the Electronic Transactions Levy (e-levy), which imposed a tax on mobile money (momo) transactions over a GHS100 daily threshold, has been the most contentious. The E-levy controversy provides an opportunity to contribute to ongoing discussions about the prospects of leveraging crisis-induced solidarity to boost revenue mobilisation.