Kwadwo Danso-Mensah, PhD

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Nairobi, Kenya

Kwadwo Danso-Mensah is a Development Economist and a Monitory, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) expert providing research and MEL services to local organizations, international development institutions and global charities. He is currently the Director of Research at the International Center for Evaluation (ICED). He is also a research associate at the African Centre of Excellence for Inequalities Research (ACEIR) at the Institute of Social, Statistical and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. Previously, Kwadwo was a recipient of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)-Carnegie Early Career Research Fellowships, working as Research fellow at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. He has also been a Visiting PhD fellow at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). Kwadwo’s broad research interests are within poverty and inequality dynamics in developing countries with particular focus on African poverty and inequality trends; incidence analysis of taxes and social spending; and social inequalities arising from climate change and action. He is also experienced in conducting research in demographic and environmental economics, especially around the valuation of non-market goods and services. His current research involves developing evidence-based decision-making products for informed policy making to promote Climate action, Gender Equality and Governance in Africa; Agile data monitoring for innovation and monitoring; and cost-benefit analysis of horticulture production. He has strong networking skills and have conducted fieldwork in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.