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1. Accra Office: Physical Address: No. 4, Kpekpe Close, 2nd Ashiakle Link, Abelemkpe, Accra, Ghana / Mailing Address: PMB 57, Osu–Accra, Ghana / Phone: + 233 544-322-614

2. Tamale Office: Physical Address: AB 182, Dandelion Street, Kanvili Tunayili, Tamale, Ghana / Mailing Address: P.O. Box TL 1272, Tamale, Ghana / Phone: +233 540 109 005

 

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Research Findings

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Returns to Secondary Schooling in Ghana

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Primary school enrollment has risen in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades, but secondary school enrollment rates remain relatively low. In this ongoing study in Ghana, researchers are evaluating the effect of secondary school scholarships on educational attainment and cognitive skills in the short run, and on life outcomes in the longer run, from employment and health outcomes to civic participation and attitudes. Results thus far showed that cost was a key barrier to secondary school enrollment among middle school graduates, and full scholarships increased young people’s educational attainment, knowledge, skills, and preventative health behaviors. For women, secondary schooling also delayed marriage and pregnancy. Scholarship winners who enrolled in academic tracks were more likely to enroll in tertiary education, and winners who enrolled in vocational tracks had higher earnings than non-winners. Researchers will continue to track participants to 2020 and beyond.

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Comparing Livelihood Approaches for the Ultra-Poor in Ghana

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The Graduation Approach, a model for holistic livelihoods programs, has been proven to have lasting impacts on poor families’ income, assets, food security, and mental health, but these programs can be expensive to implement. Innovations for Poverty Action is working with researchers in Ghana to evaluate the impact of different variations of the Graduation program—without coaching visits, with cognitive behavioral therapy, without additional services, and a cash transfer only—on household income, consumption, assets, psychological health, and other measures of well-being.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Learning and Development in Ghana

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social and economic downturn are undermining children's educational and developmental outcomes, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Leveraging an on-going longitudinal study, researchers in Ghana conducted phone surveys and other research activities to measure the pandemic’s repercussions on children’s education and broader developmental outcomes. On average, private school students and students with high socioeconomic status had higher test scores at the end of the school closure period compared with their public-school counterparts, even when controlling of their previous scores. Additionally, 72 percent of public school children missed daily lunches that are received by the Ghana School Feeding Program and 30 percent of surveyed children claimed they experienced hunger during school closures. 

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Policy Impact

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Differentiated Instruction

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Building on a global body of evidence, IPA Ghana works with the Ministry of Education and other partners to implement and monitor the scale-up of a differentiated instruction program to 10,000 schools.

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Education Summit

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 As part of Ghana’s National Education Week, IPA Ghana co-hosts the annual Evidence Summit with the Ministry of Education. The event brings together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to align rigorous evidence with Ghana’s national education priorities.  

 

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Child Development

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IPA Ghana works with partners throughout Ghana’s early childhood education sector to support the development, implementation, and scaling of evidence-informed early childhood education policies and programs.

 

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Ghana

Our Team

Ghana

Our Team

Country Director, Ghana

Salifu Amadu

“At IPA, you get to really think through and come up with something new all the time. And every study is almost like a new challenge.”

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Associate Research Manager

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif is an Associate Research Manager at IPA Ghana leading projects in health, agriculture, and livelihoods.

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Field Manager

Mary Aborgah

Mary Aborgah is a Lead for Ghana (LFG) Alumni. During her engagement with LFG, she worked as a Teaching fellow in Savelugu Municipality for two years.

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Associate Regional IT Manager, West Africa

Benjamin Afful

Benjamin Afful is a graduate from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Network Security Fundamentals.

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Procurement Officer

Rebecca Antwi Yeboah

Rebecca Antwi Yeboah has worked with IPA Ghana since July 2012. She started off as a Field Officer, rose through the ranks to an Administrative Assistant, and is currently the Procurement Officer for the Ghana offices.

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Senior Research Associate

Isaac Arthur

Isaac Arthur is a Senior Research Quality Associate with IPA Ghana. He works across multiple projects and ensures data from IPA Ghana is of high quality.

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Senior Research Associate

Henry Atimone

Henry Atimone has several years of experience at IPA Ghana and is currently focused on the Strengthening Teachers Accountability to Reach All Students (STARS) Project. He has supported several projects over the course of his time at IPA Ghana, including Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) and Fast Track Transformational Teacher-Training (FTTT).

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Senior Program Manager

Kanan Dubal

Kanan works as a Senior Program Manager at IPA Ghana. In this role, she leads IPA Ghana’s provision of technical assistance for the scale-up of evidence-based education policy. She started her career as a corporate lawyer in India.

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Country Director, Ghana

Salifu Amadu

“At IPA, you get to really think through and come up with something new all the time. And every study is almost like a new challenge.”

Read Full Bio

Associate Research Manager

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif is an Associate Research Manager at IPA Ghana leading projects in health, agriculture, and livelihoods.

Read Full Bio

Field Manager

Mary Aborgah

Mary Aborgah is a Lead for Ghana (LFG) Alumni. During her engagement with LFG, she worked as a Teaching fellow in Savelugu Municipality for two years.

Read Full Bio

Associate Regional IT Manager, West Africa

Benjamin Afful

Benjamin Afful is a graduate from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Network Security Fundamentals.

Read Full Bio

Procurement Officer

Rebecca Antwi Yeboah

Rebecca Antwi Yeboah has worked with IPA Ghana since July 2012. She started off as a Field Officer, rose through the ranks to an Administrative Assistant, and is currently the Procurement Officer for the Ghana offices.

Read Full Bio

Senior Research Associate

Isaac Arthur

Isaac Arthur is a Senior Research Quality Associate with IPA Ghana. He works across multiple projects and ensures data from IPA Ghana is of high quality.

Read Full Bio

Senior Research Associate

Henry Atimone

Henry Atimone has several years of experience at IPA Ghana and is currently focused on the Strengthening Teachers Accountability to Reach All Students (STARS) Project. He has supported several projects over the course of his time at IPA Ghana, including Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) and Fast Track Transformational Teacher-Training (FTTT).

Read Full Bio

Senior Program Manager

Kanan Dubal

Kanan works as a Senior Program Manager at IPA Ghana. In this role, she leads IPA Ghana’s provision of technical assistance for the scale-up of evidence-based education policy. She started her career as a corporate lawyer in India.

Read Full Bio