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Emmanuel Joseph Mensah

Curriculum Vitae

BSc. (Hons.) Agric. Economics; MPhil. Economics; &, International MSc. Rural Development

Personal information
Address P. O. Box LG 977, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Telephone(s) E-mail Nationality Profession Key Expertise +233 265 44 99 55 ejmensah@gmail.com Ghanaian Development Economist & Micro-Econometrist Agriculture and Rural Development Economic Policy Analysis and Micro-Econometrics Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation and Rigorous Impact Assessment Survey Design, Administration & Data Analysis (including panel & pseudo-panel) Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), USA The IMRD Rural Development Experts Group The World Bank Alumni and Stata Users Groups

Professional Membership

University Education
2009-2011 International MSc. in Agriculture and Rural Development (IMRD) Principal subjects/ skills covered Name of Institution Thesis Title 2004-2006 Principal subjects/ skills covered Name of Institution Thesis Title 1997-2001 Principal subjects/ skills covered Name of Institution International collaborative graduate training in sustainable agriculture and rural development: econometrics, international trade, environmental and resource economics, rural project management, macroeconomics, sustainable agriculture and food policy, research methods, etc. Gent University, Ghent, Belgium; Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany & Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France and case study with the University of Nitra, Slovakia Infrastructure Access and Household Welfare in Rural Ghana: The Empirics of the Nexus.
http://www.prodinra.inra.fr/prodinra/pinra/data/2011/09/PROD2011202309a8_20110906092332748.pdf

Master of Philosophy in Economics A collaborative international graduate training in Economics: Advanced Econometrics, Agricultural Economics, International Trade and Finance, Monetary Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Quantitative Methods. Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya collaborative Masters in Economics Free Zones and their Economic Effects: Some Evidence from Ghana Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Agricultural Economics (First Class Division) Farm management, international trade and finance, econometrics, statistics, research methods, agribusiness and marketing, project development and evaluation, agricultural extension & rural development, agricultural engineering, soil, animal & crop sciences. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Collage of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.

Thesis Title Econometric Analysis of Agricultural Formal Private Financial Savings in Ghana, 19701999

Some Professional Certificates


2009/2010 Advanced Poverty Analysis: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Poor, The World Bank Institute, Washington, DC 2007 Randomized Evaluation of Social Programs, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Nigeria & the Economics Department, MIT, USA 2006 Monitoring & Evaluation of Development Projects, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana

Work Experience
2011-2012 Private Consultant on MCA Compact II: Special Assistant to the National Coordinator Key Responsibilities I undertook varied responsibilities in support of the coordination of activities among a multidisciplinary Team of Consultants including experts in Energy, M&E, Economists, Gender etc leading to the development of the draft Ghana MCA Compact II Concept document.
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2006-2009 Some Responsibilities

Principal Research Assistant, ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon Worked individually and in various teams to deliver on projects including: - The Economic Growth Centre, Yale project on Ghana Socio-Economic Panel Data Study - MCC, USA and MiDA, Ghana MCA Program: Farmer-Based Organisation (FBOs) Project. - GSS and MiDA, Ghana Living Standard Survey 5+ for the evaluation of the MCA Program - Overseas Development Institute (ODI) thematic study on The Development Effectiveness of Untied Aid: Evaluation of the Paris Declaration and of the 2001 DAC Recommendation on Untying ODA to the LDCs, Phase II, with further responsibility for the dissemination of report. - The ISSER State of the Ghanaian Economy Report: Fiscal Developments - 2007, 2008 & 2009 series

2002-2003 Some Responsibilities

Junior Research Assistant & Secretary, UNU project on People, Land & Eco-system Conservation, Department of Geography & Natural Resource Management, Legon. Worked independently and in teams to help administer a sub-regional research network, undertake participatory field studies, produce training manual, etc. Core projects included: 1. The Ghana Cluster, UNU/PLEC. 2. International Plant Genetic Resource Institute (IPGRI) Project on Community-Based Plant Genetic Resource Conservation Practices in sub-Saharan Africa 3. Conservation International, Ghana Project on Wildlife-Human Community Conflict at Kakum National Park and Surrounding Communities. Teaching and Research Assistant on National Service, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, University of Ghana, Legon I have been involved, since 2002, in progressively responsible consultancy positions in M&E, economic research, survey design, enumeration and analysis for both local and international interests such as the Ghana Government, multi-national businesses & development agencies. Appraisal of the Enabling Environment for Agribusiness & Agro-industry Development in Ghana in Enabling Environment for Agribusiness and Agro-processing Development in Africa, FAO, Rome. http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ags/publications/EEA_light.pdf OECD DAC-PDE Thematic Study on Untied Aid: Ghana Country Study. ODI, UK. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/39/34/44447736.pdf An Analysis of Poverty and Inequality in Ghana. GDN Working Paper Series, WP 27, GDN,. http://depot.gdnet.org/newkb/submissions/UNDP%20Project_27.pdf The Sustainable Livelihood Framework: A Reconstruction. Unpublished An Evaluation of the Differential Impact of Access to Public Transport, Electricity and Water on Household Economic Well-Being in Rural Ghana: A Pseudo Panel Analysis. Unpublished Understanding Listening English Akan French Excellent Excellent Basic Reading Excellent Excellent Basic Speaking Interaction Excellent Excellent Basic Production Excellent Excellent Basic Excellent Good Basic Writing

2001-2002 Private Consultancy

Some Research Publications


Aryeetey, E, & EJ Mensah, 2008 Geddes, M et al., 2009 Aryeetey, E., EJ Mensah et al.., 2009 Mensah, EJ, 2012 Mensah, EJ et al., 2012 Language Self-assessment Language 1 Language 2 Language 3 Technical skills and competences

I maintain rigorous analytical & writing skills, strong quantitative background including panel and pseudo panel micro-econometric modeling & extensive experience in the development and coordination of multi-disciplinary projects (both research and practice) as well as teaching responsibilities. I am a dynamic and very resourceful individual, with critical experience in the development & administration of large scale household survey instruments, etc Excellent hands-on experience using the MS Office suite (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access), Stata and SPSS, E-Views and introductory-level GAMS. Over 5 years professional driving experience My work and travel experience enables me to take up global assignments with considerable ease. The countries include Ghana (all administrative regions), Senegal, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, UK, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, France, Spain & Italy.

Computer skills and competences Other competences Additional information

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